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COHASSET 




TOWN REPORT 



2007 



JUN — 2008 



'i'*^L PRATT MEMORIAL LIBRARY 



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ANNUAL REPORT 

of the 

BOARD OF SELECTMEN 
of the FINANCIAL AFFAIRS 

of the 

TOWN OF COHASSET 

Reports of the School Committee 

and the 
Reports of Other Town Officers 




FOR THE YEAR ENDING 
December 31, 2007 



Paul Pratt Memorial Library 

35 Ripley Rd. 

Cohasset, MA 02025 






TOWN OF COHASSET 

Incorporated 1770 

Population January 2007 — 7,525 

President of the United States of America 
George W. Bush 

Massachusetts Senators 

Edward M. Kennedy 

John F. Kerry 

Tenth Congressional District 
Representative William D. Delahunt 

Norfolk and Plymouth Senatorial District 
Senator Robert L. Hedlund 

Third Plymouth Representational District 
Representative Garrett Bradley 

Annual Town Meeting 
Date Set by Board of Selectmen 

Election of Officers 
Within 35 days of the Annual Town Meeting 



JUN--2008 



IN MEMORIAM 



Janice Rosano - January 4, 2007 

School Secretary 

Election worker 

Shellfish Warden 

Town Warden 

Clerk to: 

Town Clerk 

Zoning Board of Appeals 

Board of Assessors 

Delia DeBenedetto - April 9, 2007 
School Teacher 

Jane Becket Sullivan - April 23, 2007 
School Teacher 

Richard M. Barrow - April 26, 2007 

Recreation Commission 

Police Officer 

Harbor Committee 

Government Island Study Committee 

Ellen M. Patrolia - August 21, 2007 
Clerk in Town Clerk's Office 



Paul Pratt Memorial Library 

35 Ripley Rd. 

Cohasset, MA 02025 



ELECTED OFFICIALS - TOWN OF COHASSET 

BOARD OF SELECTMEN - 3 YEAR TERM TERM EXPIRES 

Frederick Koed 2008 

Raimund G. Vanderweil, Jr. 2008 

Edwin G. Carr 2009 

Ralph Dormitzer 2010 

Paul E. Carlson 2010 

MODERATOR - 3 YEAR TERM 

Daniel S. Evans 2008 

TOWN CLERK - 3 YEAR TERM 

Marion L. Douglas 2008 

ASSESSOR - 3 YEAR TERM 

Mary E. Granville 2008 

Michael C. Patrolia 2009 

Elsa Miller 2010 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE - 3 YEAR TERM 

Alfred Slanetz 2008 

Richard F. Flynn 2009 

Steven R. Fusco 2009 

Adrienne MacCarthy 2010 

Lucia Flibotte 2010 

TRUSTEES PAUL PRATT MEMORIAL LIBRARY - 3 YEAR TERM 

Sheila Evans 2008 

Roger L. Lov\/e 2008 

Rodney M. Hobson 2008 

Agnes McCann 2009 

Patience G. Tov\/le 2009 

Elizabeth B. Baker 2009 

Sarah R. Pease 2010 

Barbara Power 2010 

Stacey V. Weaver 2010 



BOARD OF HEALTH - 3 YEAR TERM 

Robin M. Lawrence 2008 

Margarets. Chapman 2009 

Stephen N. Bobo 2010 

COHASSET HOUSING AUTHORITY - 5 YEAR TERM 

Helen C. Nothnagle (appointed by Governor) 

Ann Barrett 2009 

Christopher M. Allen 2010 

Susan L. Sardina 2011 

Ralph Perroncello 2012 

PLANNING BOARD - 5 YEAR TERM 

Robert H. Sturdy 2008 

Michael R. Westcott 2009 

Stuart W. Ivimey 2010 

Peter J. Pratt {resigned 4/27/07) 2011 

Alfred S. Moore 2012 

RECREATION COMMISSION- 5 YEAR TERM 

Richard Barrow (deceased 4/26/07) 2008 

Anthony J. Carbone 2009 

JannesE. Carroll, Jr. 2010 

Lisa L. Lojacono 2011 

Lillian Murray Curley 2012 

James Richardson 2012 

DanielJ. Martin, Sr. 2012 

SEWER COMMISSIONERS - 3 YEAR TERM 

Raymond Kasperowicz 2008 

John W. Beck 2009 

Sean Cunning 2010 

WATER COMMISSIONERS - 3 YEAR TERM 

Glenn A. Pratt 2008 

John McNabb 2009 

Nathaniel Palmer 2010 



TOWN OFFICERS APPOINTED BY THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN 



Town Manager/Chief Procurement Officer 

William Griffin 

Town Counsel 

Paul R. DeRensis 

TOWN OFFICERS APPOINTED BY TOWN MANAGER 

ADA Coordinator 

Robert M. Egan 2008 

Animal Control Officer 

Paul Murphy 2008 

Assessor/Appraiser 

Mary E. Quill 

Building Inspector/Zoning Officer 

Robert M. Egan 2008 

Constable 

Maria Plante 2009 

D.P.W, Superintendent 

Carl A. Sestito 

Director of Finance/Town Accountant 

J. Michael Buckley, Jr. 

Elder Affairs Director 

Linda A. Elworthy 

Fire Chief 

Robert D. Silvia 



Fire Department under Civil Service 



Randy Belanger 
Paul T. Bilodeau 
Daniel J. Cunningham 
James F. Curley 
John J. Dockray 
Kevin J. Durette 
Thomas P. Finegan 
James E. Fiorl 
Robert F. Forde 
James E. Hall 
John M. Hernan 
Frances X. Mahoney, Jr. 
Robert R. Martin II 
Laura C. Morrison 
Robert F. Protulis 
Randall W. Rosano 
James P. Runey 
Daniel N. Smith 
MarkH.Trask 
Eric Wenzlow 



Firefighter/EMT-P 

Captain/EMT-B 

FirefighterEMT-P 

Firefighter/EMT-B 

Lieutenant/EMT-P 

Firefighter/EMT-P 

Acting Lieutenant/EMT-B 

Firefighter 

Firefighter/EMT-P 

Firefighter/EMT-P 

Firefighter/EMT-P 

Captain/EMT-B 

Firefighter/EMT-P 

Firefighter/EMT-P 

Lieutenant/EMT-B 

Firefighter/EMT-B 

Captain 

Firefighter/EMT-P 

Captain 

Lieutenant/EMT-B 



Retired 11/11/07 



CALL FIREFIGHTERS 

Kathleen Adams 
William Brooke 
John MacNeill 
Jordan MacNeill 
Steven Maynard 
Thomas McKay 
Joseph Migliaccio 
Bruce Pratt 



Lieutenant 
Lieutenant 



Lieutenant 



Forest Warden 

Robert D.Silvia 



Harbormaster 



Lorren S. Gibbons 

Shellfish Deputy 

Paul L. Pattison, (Constable) 



Chief of Police 

James M. Hussey 



2008 



Lieutenants of Police under Civil Service 

Gregory J. Lennon 
William P. Quigley 

Sergeants of Police under Civil Service 

David C. Cogill 
John C. Conte 
Shellee L. Peters 

Patrolmen under Civil Service 

Edward P. Bagley 
Garrett A. Hunt 
Patrick Kenney 
Lisa M. Mates 
James P. McLean 
John H. Small 
Regen E. Steverman 
Christy J. Tarantino 
Jeffrey R. Treanor 
Paul M.Wilson 
Francis P. Yannuzzi, Jr. 

Plumbing and Gas Inspector 
Vacant 

Recreation Director 

John M. Worley 2008 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Robert M. Egan 

Town Archivist 

David H. Wadsworth 

Treasurer-Collector 

Linda Litchfield 



BOARDS. COMMISSIONS. COMMITTEES and REPRESENTATIVES APPOINTED by the 

BOARD OF SELECTMEN 



Beechwood Ball Park Committee 

Merle Brown 
Lillian Curley 
Lynne DeGiacomo 
Adrienne MacCarthy 
Roseanne McMorris 
Glenn Pratt 
Francis Sargent 
Fredric Siegel 
Nancy Snowdale 



2008 
2008 
2008 
2008 
2008 
2008 
2008 
2008 
2008 



Cable Advisory Committee 

Paul Carlson 
Patricia Martin 
James Morison 
Stephen Oronte 
Robert Pattison 
Gregory Wojcieszak 



2008 
2008 
2008 
2008 
2008 
2008 



Call Firefighters Committee 

Bruce W. Pratt 
Robert D.Silvia 
Ian R. Fitzpatrick 
Richard Bonanno 



Civilian Dispatch Committee 

James Hussey - Police Chief 
Robert Silvia - Fire Chief 
William Griffin - Tov^/n Manager 

Cohasset Common Historic District Commission 

William A. Hurley (District Resident). 

Peter J. Wood 

Gail Parks (District Resident) 

Mary Jane Larson (District Resident) 

Janice Crowley (Realtor) 

Sarah H. Gomez, (District Resident) 

Victor Lanzillotti 

Virginia Norman (Historical Society Rep) 

Patience G. Towie 



Dissolved SIM 11/13/07 



2008 
2008 
2009 

2009 resigned Aug 2007 
2009 

2010 
2010 
2010 

2010 resigned Aug 2007 



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Cohasset Cultural Council 

Suzanne S. Terry 2008 

Elizabeth Morse 2008 

Joan Jensen 2008 

Mary A. Foley 2008 

Diane Kennedy 2009 

D. Alex Adkins " 2009 

Betts H. Murray 2009 

Selene Carlo-Eymer 2010 

Sarah Torrey 2010 

Connmunitv Preservation Committee 

Alfred Moore, Planning Board 

James G. Dedes, Conservation Committee 

Deborah Cook, Open Space Committee 

Ralph Dormitzer, Selectmen 

Helen Nothnagle, Senior Housing 

Margaret Charles 2008 

Stuart Ivimey 2008 

Jeffrey Waal, Resident 2008 

Sarah E. Charron 2009 

Conservation Commission 

Sarah E. Charron 2008 

Deborah S. Cook 2008 

Richard M. Karoff 2008 

David H. Farrag 2009 

Edward Graham 2010 

Alix White 2010 

Veneta Roebuck 2010 

Richard Perkinson (associate member) 2008 

Douglas Wilson (associate member) 2008 

Commission on Disabilities 
Dissolved STM 11/13/07 

Economic Development Committee 

Peter L. Brown 2008 

Charles E. Hurd 2008 

Michael R. Milanoski 2008 

Timothy J. O'Brien 2008 

Alain Pinel 2008 



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Elder Affairs, Council On 

June Hubbard 
Dolores A. Roy 
Jean J. Thompson 
Marjorie Murphy 
Joseph Nedrow 
John W. Cannpbell 
Anna A. Abbruzzese 
Nancy Barrett 
James F. Kearney 
Edward T. Mulvey 



2008 

2008 

2008 resigned July 2007 

2009 

2009 

2009 

2010 

2010 

2010 

2010 



Emergency Management, Deputy Director 

Arthur H. Lehr, Director 
Glenn A. Pratt 



Fence Viewers 

Kearin A. Dunn 
Glenn A. Pratt 



2008 
2008 



Government Island Advisory Committee 

Hamilton T. Tewksbury 
Constance M. Afshar 



2008 
2009 



Growth and Development Task Force 

Clark H. Brewer 
Richard W. Swanborg, Jr. 
Michael R. Westcott 



N/A 
N/A 
N/A 



Harbor Committee 

Lorren S. Gibbons, (ex-officio) 

Adam Donovan, (Commercial Fisherman) 

Gail Parks 

Mark Rattenbury 

Charles Peterson 

John F. Bertolami 

Harald Gundersen (Yacht Club Designee) 

Lillian Murray Curley (Recreation Designee) 

Peter J. Wood 



2009 
2009 
2009 
2009 
2009 
2010 
2010 
2010 



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Harbor Health Committee 

Noel Collins 2007 

Christopher Evans 2007 

Paul Figueirdo 2007 

Paul Pattison 2007 

Karen Quigley 2007 

Peter Workman 2007 resigned 8/6/07 

Harbor Master - Assistant 

Joseph Duggan, 2008 

Susan Gilmore 2008 

Robert A. Johnson 2008 

Ryan MacDonald 2008 

Thomas J. O'Malley 2008 

Historical Commission 

Nathaniel Palmer 2008 

Rebecca Bates-McArthur 2009 

Marilyn M. Morrison 2009 

Hamilton T. Tewksbury 2010 

David Wadsworth 2010 

Housing Partnership Committee 

Clark Brewer 2008 

Gait Grant 2008 

James Hamilton 2008 

Thomas Callahan 2009 

Debra Cammer Hines 2009 

Stephen Lucitt 2009 

Helen (Taffy) Nothnagle 2009 

Margaret Charles 2010 

James Lagrotteria 2010 

Keeper of the Lockup 

John C. Conte 2008 

Keeper of the Town Clock 

(1) Vacancy 

MBTA Representative 

Mark D. Brennan 2008 

Metropolitan Area Planning Council 

Frederick R. Koed 2008 



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Norfolk County Advisory Board 

Frederick Koed 2008 

Recycling Committee 

F.Allan MacDonald N/A 

John K. McNabb, Jr. N/A 

Sharyn K. Studley N/A 

Jean White N/A 

Registrars of Voters 

Marion L. Douglas, Clerk 

Judith Volungis 2007 

Edythe Ford 2008 

Margaret R. Charles 2009 

South Shore Recycling Cooperative Committee 

Arthur L. Lehr, Jr. 2008 

South Shore Regional School District Representative 

David M. Kneeland 2008 

Storm Water Management Committee 

Stephen Bobo, Board of Health 2008 

James Drysdale, Citizen 2008 

Sarah Charron, Conservation Comm 2008 

James Kinch, Water Resources Protection Comm 2008 

Martin Nee, Citizen 2008 

Lawry Reid, President Straits Pond Watershed Ass., Non -Voting 2008 

Town Hall Designer Selection Committee 

Lynne DeGiacomo 2008 

Werner Diekman 2008 

David Farrag 2008 

Susan Jaffe 2008 

Debra Krupczak 2008 

Town Hall Restoration and Renovation Committee 

David Farrag 2008 

Werner Diekman 2008 

Donna McGee 2008 

Lisa Pratt 2008 

David Wadsworth 2008 



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Town History Committee 

Ernest Grassey 2008 

Mary Pierson 2008 

Wigmore Pierson 2008 

Harold E. Coughlin 2009 

Louis R. Eaton, Jr. 2009 

Nancy Garrison 2009 

Julia H. Gleason 2009 

James W. Hamilton 2009 

MargotCheel 2010 

Jacqueline M. Dormitzer 2010 

Ann Pompeo 2010 

Veteran Services - Director of 

Robert Jackson 

Wastewater Committee 

John C. Cavanaro 

Paul Davis 

James G. Dedes 

Joseph R. Godzik (Board of Health) 

Jeffrey F. Moy 

Raymond Kasperowicz 

Stephen N. Bobo, (Board of Health) 

Vicky C. Neaves 

Weir River Estuary Park Committee 

Vincent P. Dunn 
Richard J. Avery 

Zoning Board of Appeals 

S. Woodvi/orth Chittick 2008 

Peter L Goedecke 2008 

Kathleen Hunter 2008 

Benjamin H. Lacy 2009 

Barbara M. Pov\/er 2010 

Charles Higginson 2010 



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BOARDS, COMMITTEES. COMMISSIONS. REPRESENTATIVES 
APPOINTED by AUTHORITIES other than BOARD of SELECTMEN 

Advisory Committee - appointed by TROIKA 

Bernadette Faulkner (resigned Aug. 2007) 2008 

James Gilman 2008 

Chartis Langmaid Tebbetts (fill unexpired term) 2008 

Samuel Wakeman 2008 

Vivien A. Bobo " 2009 

Roger Q.Hill 2009 

Edward Lappen 2009 

Merle S. Brown 2010 

Thomas J. Glavin 2010 

Patrick Waters 2010 

Alternative Energy Committee - appointed by TROIKA 

Sally Ayers 2008 

Michael Bliss 2008 

Marie Caristi-McDonald 2008 

Rodney Hobson 2008 

Luciano Lauretti 2008 

Mary White 2008 

Andrew Willard 2008 

By-Law Committee - appointed by TROIKA 

Jacqueline Dormitzer 

Louis F. Eaton 

Agnes McCann 

Marion L. Douglas, CLERK (ex-officio) 

Paul R. DeRensis, ESQ. - TOWN COUNSEL (ex-officio) 

Capital Budget Committee - appointed by TROIKA 

Steve Gaumer 2008 

John Keniley III 2009 

Peter Decaprio 2009 

Mark Baker 2010 

David Bergers 2010 

Design Review Board - appointed by TROIKA 

Robert Egan, Building Inspector, ex-officio 
Four Vacancies 

Committee to Survey Structure and Functions of Town Government - appointed by TROIKA 

Paul A. Donovan 

William Lean, Jr. Dissolved SIM 11/13/07 

Seven (7) Vacancies 



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REPORT OF THE BOARD OF REGISTRARS 



The following elections and town meetings were held: 

Annual Town Meeting, March 31, 2007 
Annual Town Election, April 7, 2007 
Special Town Meeting, November 13, 2007 

The Annual Listing of Persons seventeen years of age and older as per General Laws, Chapter 51, Section 
4 was conducted by mail during January. Any citizen of the United States who is a Massachusetts 
resident and who will be 18 years old on or before a town meeting or Election Day may register to vote. 
There is no waiting period to be eligible to register to vote, if you move, you may register to vote as 
soon as you move into your new home. Registration is closed for a brief period before town meeting 
and election to allow election officials time to prepare the voting lists. If you register during a "closed" 
period, you will be eligible to vote only in later town meeting or elections. You must be registered 
twenty days before all primaries and elections, and ten days before a special town meeting. 

Respectfully submitted. 



Margaret Charles, Chairwoman 
Marion Douglas, Clerk 
Edythe Ford 
Judith P. Volungis 



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Selectmen's Report for the 2007 Annual Report 

January - Board of Selectmen receives the Fiscal 2008 budget message from Town Manager Bill Griffin 
and meets with the School Committee and various department heads to review budgetary needs. Board 
initiates review of articles for the 2007 annual town meeting. 

February - Board holds a public hearing on whether the Town should waive its right of first refusal on 
the 7.53 acres of land to be purchased by the Cohasset Land Foundation. Board considers whether it 
should approve a conservation restriction on town owned land adjacent to the Cook Estate. Board 
meets with local resident Jim French to discuss the idea of a town sponsored litter clean up program. 

March - Board votes to waive its right of first refusal for Ingram property. Board votes to support the 
Fiscal 2008 budget proposed by the Town Manager, and the Board meets with its state legislative 
delegation to discuss state and local finances. 

April - Paul Carlson is elected to the Board to replace Rob Spofford. The Board reorganizes and elects 
Gary Vanderweil as chairman and Ted Carr as vice chairman. Board holds a public hearing holds a public 
hearing on design plans for reconstruction of Forest Avenue and new sidewalk, and the Board signs 
settlement agreement with MBTA on parking-related issues. 

May - Board members, along with remaining members of the Planning Board vote to appoint William 
Good to the vacancy on the Planning Board. Board meets with residents of Elm Street to discuss flood 
mitigation strategies for Jacobs Meadow. Board votes to approve the new Adopt-A-Street litter control 
program developed by the Town Manager, Board of Health Administrator and local resident Jim French. 

June - A public hearing is held to review the proposed Treat's Pond Restoration Project with the Army 
Corps of Engineers and interested residents. Later that month, the Board votes to inform Congressman 
Delahunt that the Board supports federal funding for that project. The Board met with town public 
safety officials and the director of the Cohasset Triathlon to review traffic management plans for that 
event. Board meets with a consultant to review the option of the town purchasing the street lights in 
town. 

July - Board reviews a long-term debt service analysis and Fiscal 2009 fiscal projections prepared by the 
Town Manager. Board meets with representatives of the Red Lion Inn to discuss concerns with the lack 
of an official manager required by its liquor license. 

August - Board meets with the new local organization Sustainable Cohasset and the Alternative Energy 
Committee and its consultant. 

September -Board announces that the town will receive a $450,000 Section 19 stormwater 
management grant to improve the quality of local waterways. Board votes to approve the Distributed 
Antenna System (DAS) proposal presented by Lightower to improve cell phone reception in the 
community, subject to the relocation of several installations. Board approves the addition of two 
parking spaces on Hull Street as requested by DiNero's restaurant. 

October - Board approves Conservation Restriction for town-owned property adjacent to the Cook 
Estate. Board reviews articles for the upcoming fall special town meeting. 



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November - Board votes to eliminate health insurance coverage for paid, elected officials who v^/ork less 
than 20 hours per \Neek, subject to grand-fathering two elected officials currently receiving the benefit. 

December - Board votes to approve a Coastal Zone Management application for a No Discharge Area for 
Cohasset Harbor. Board meets with Board of Water Commissioners to discuss discolored water 
complaints. 

Various Meetings Board met on numerous occasions with the Economic Development Committee, 

Cable Advisory Committee, the Harbor Health Committee, and Stormwater Management and Housing 
Partnership Committee to review their respective committee charge, priorities and timetable. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Gary Vanderweil 
Chairman 



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TOWN MANAGER'S 
2007 ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 

I am pleased to submit the Town Manager's annual town report for the year 2007. Town finances once 
again were a central issue over the past year. I was pleased to inform the 2007 annual town meeting 
that a balanced budget was being presented that did not require an override. By doing so, we were able 
to maintain level services for town departments and the school system without seeking additional tax 
levy capacity from the taxpayers. 

Following the annual town meeting, the Board of Selectmen requested that I continue the focus oh 
town finances by undertaking two projects. The first was to look ahead to Fiscal 2009 finances and try 
to determine as early as possible if an override would be necessary to maintain level services. The 
second analysis related to long-term debt service trends and the development of strategies to address 
the town's capital needs through the use of declining debt service payments beginning in Fiscal 2009. 

I am pleased to report that two major capital projects were completed in 2007. The first was the repair 
of several sections of seawall at Cohasset Harbor. Those repairs, paid for through a combination of state 
grants and town funding were completed in early fall of 2007. The second major project completed in 
2007 was the construction of a sidewalk and roadway improvements on Forest Avenue. The Forest 
Avenue project, which had been in the works for over ten years, was completed using state Chapter 90 
funds. 

It goes without saying that the commencement of service of the Greenbush line in the fall of 2007 was a 
significant event for the Town of Cohasset and the entire South Shore. Through the efforts of Tom 
Gruber and Mark Brennan of our Greenbush Mitigation Office, many issues relating to the rail service 
that impacted local residents and abutters to the line have been addressed. 

At the urging of town resident Jim French and with the invaluable assistance of Tara Tradd of our Board 
of Health office, the town launched the new Adopt-A-Street Program. This program, which promotes 
litter clean up along town roadways by local organizations and families is being funded by a contribution 
from the Cohasset Golf Club. To date, eight local organizations and families have signed up to 
participate in the program. 

I wish to remind town residents that the town maintains its official web site at 

www.townofcohasset.org . I encourage town residents to visit our web site to learn more about town 
government, check to see meetings to be held, download numerous town forms, and keep posted on 
important developments in town government. 

In closing, I wish to sincerely thank the Board of Selectmen for Its support and guidance during the past 
year. I would like to express my thanks to the many town employees who day in and day out provide 
excellent services to our citizens. I would also like to thank the many volunteers who serve on our many 
boards, commissions and committees. It is through the combined efforts of our elected officials, town 
employees and volunteers that we serve the interests of our residents and businesses. 

William R. Griffin 
Town Manager 



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ANNUAL REPORT 

REPORT OF TOWN COUNSEL 

2007 

This year was a very active and successful year for the Law Department: 

1. Advice & Legal Documents . Numerous advisory opinions were rendered throughout the year to 
various Town officials and Boards relating to a wide variety of issues and subjects. Frequent and 
ongoing attention was given to reviewing and/or drafting Bylaws, (including new mixed use Village 
Business zoning Bylaws and anti-smoking bylaws), numerous contract documents and agreements, 
easements, procurement documents, public road documents. Warrants for Town meetings (both special 
and annual town meetings), compliance with State Ethics Act, public records requests, various Town 
rules and regulations (including new/revised street opening regulations and Board of Appeal's 
regulations), subdivision control issues for proposed developments, and other legal documents. 

2. Administrative Agency Proceedings . The Town was involved with a number of state or federal 
administrative agencies, including issues before Department of Environmental Protection, Attorney 
General of the Commonwealth and the Army Corps of Engineers. 

3. Projects . We assisted with issues related to the implementation of a Modification to the Second 
Amended Judgment regarding wastewater treatment and disposal within the Town to provide for 
sewering in the Little Harbor area, the Community Preservation Act, various road issues, Little 
Harbor/ Atlantic Avenue sewer expansion project issues, the Avalon, Connell Cohasset T.O.D. and Cook 
Estate projects, Central Cohasset Sewer Treatment Plant Expansion Project issues, licensing issues, 
enforcement of town bylaws, the MBTA Greenbush line, 40B Comprehensive Permit issues, various 
regulatory environmental issues involving Cat dam. Treats Pond, and Jacobs Meadow, affordable 
housing issues, and acquisition of watershed properties to protect the town's water supply. 

4. Labor Issues . We assisted the Town in general employee matters and in connection with 
employee grievances, labor arbitrations and retirement issues. We also provided advice from time to 
time during the year regarding the interpretation and application of collective bargaining agreements 
and the processing of grievances. In addition, several non-union personnel issues, including possible 
disciplinary proceedings, occurred during this year. 

5. Litigation . As of December 31, 2007, the number of claims and lawsuits in which the Town is a 
party total 26 as follows: 

1 Matter involving the Board of Selectmen/Town Manager: 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Town of Cohasset. Suffolk Sup Ct, No. 38652. 

13 Matters involving the Board of Appeals: 

Chief Justice Cushing Highway Corporation v. Board of Appeals, Massachusetts Land Ct, 

No. 243862. 
Ledgewood Estates, Inc. v. Board of Appeals, Mass. Land Court No. 302403. 
Emanuello v. Board of Appeals, Norfolk Sup. Ct., C.A. 99-905. 
Morrissey v. Board of Appeals, Land Court No. 263788. 
Cohasset Water Commission v. Board of Appeals and Avalon, Mass. Land Court No. 

294252. 
Avalon Cohasset v. Board of Appeals, Housing Appeals Committee No. 2005-09. 



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Westcott, Michael and Lisa Westcott v. Cohasset Board of Appeals and Jeffrey P. Barker 

and Janet Barker, Norfolk Sup Ct C.A. No. 06-01477-D. 
Kuolas V. Board of Appeals, Land Court No. 334159. 
Steven A Ross, as Trustee of the GMR Nominee Trust v. Board of Appeals and Raymond 

Tehranian, Susan Tehranian and Julia Riihimaki, Norfolk Superior Court C.A. No. 

2007-00527. 
Susan Tehranian v. Ross, Steyen A, Trustee of GMR Nominee Trust and Board of 

Appeals, Land Court Misc. No. 344297. 
Longo and Typhoon Realty, LLC v. Board of Appeals, Land Court Misc. No. 344178. 
Kelli Calhoun v. Board of Appeals, Norfolk Sup. Ct. C.A. No. 2007-01455 
Schramm v. Board of Appeals, Peter A. Cundall and Ann C. Stenbeck, Nor. Sup. Ct C.A. 

No. 2007-01700. 
Matters involving the Planning Board: 
Campedelli, Noreen v. Cohasset Planning Baord, Building Commissioner Egan and 

Lawrence P. Aherne, Jr. and Karen Aherne, Land Court Misc. No. 330226. 
Deligiannidis, Fill as Trustee of 211 South Main Street Reatly Trust and Cohasset 

Planning Baord and King Taylor LLC, Land Court, Misc. No. 322504. 
Cohasset Realty Trust, and Donald E. Staszko, Individually and as Trustee v. Cohasset 

Planning Board and the Town of Cohasset and Abbott Homes Cohasset LLC. 

Land Court No. 07-MISC-359528. 
Matter Involving the Board of Health 
Cohasset Realty Trust, Donald E. Staszko, Individually and as Trustee, v. the Cohasset 

Board of Health and the Town of Cohasset and Abbott Homes Cohasset LLC. 

Nor. Sup. Ct C.A. No. 2007-1619. 

Matters Involving the Police Department 

Brendan Anti v. Town of Cohasset . Civil Service Commission Bypass Appeal, Case No. Gl-07- 

279. 
McClean v. Town of Cohasset. Plymouth Sup Ct C.A. No. 2006 - 00578 



Matter Involving the Fire Department 

Christopher Mailloux v. Town of Cohas set. Civil Service Case No. Gl-07-29 

Claims pending^ 

Les Construction Beauce Atlas, Inc. (Cohasset Public Schools). 

Arthur Roberts v. Town of Cohasset (Police Department). 

JER Trust #2 (821 Jerusalem Road) (Tax Collector). 

Kathleen Crosby and William Bell (Sewer Commission) . 

Shellee Peters: Request for Injury on Duty Leave (Police Department). 



Respectfully submitted, 

Paul R. DeRensis 

TOWN COUNSEL 



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Metropolitan Area Planning Council Annual Report 

Created in 1963, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) promotes inter-local cooperation and 
advocates for smart growth by working closely with cities and towns, state and federal agencies, non- 
profit Institutions, and community-based organizations in the 101 cities and towns of Metropolitan 
Boston. MAPC strives to provide leadership on emerging issues of regional significance by conducting 
research, building coalitions, and acting as a regional forum for action. 

MAPC provides technical assistance and specialized services in land use planning, water resources 
management, transportation, housing, environmental protection, economic development, public safety, 
geographic information systems (GIS), collective purchasing, data analysis and research, legislative and 
regulatory policy, and the facilitation and support of inter-local partnerships. More information is 
available at www.mapc.org . 

MAPC is governed by 101 municipal government appointees, 21 gubernatorial appointees, and 13 
appointees of state and City of Boston agencies. An Executive Committee comprising 25 elected 
members oversees agency operations. The agency employs approximately 40 professional staff under 
the leadership of an executive director. Funding for MAPC activities is derived from governmental 
contracts and foundation grants, and a per-capita assessment on member municipalities. 

To better serve the people who live and work in Metro Boston, MAPC has divided the region into eight 
subregions. Each subregion is overseen by a council of local leaders and stakeholders, and a staff 
coordinator provides organizational and technical staff support. 

Advancing Snnart Growth 

MAPC's MetroFuture: Making a Greater Boston Region initiative is planning for Metro Boston's growth 
and development through 2030. In 2007, the project involved nearly 1,000 people (on top of the 4,000 
who participated in previous years). MAPC presented the MetroFuture plan at a 

May 1 Boston College Citizen Seminar, where participants overwhelmingly voted to ratify it and work for 
its implementation. MAPC is now developing an implementation strategy, addressing public policy, 
public funding priorities, and changes in practice within the private sector. By mid-2008, MetroFuture 
will transition from a planning initiative to an advocacy program, uniting the efforts of MAPC, partner 
organizations, and the thousands of "plan-builders" in an effort to alter regional priorities and growth 
patterns consistent with the new plan. 

As a member of the Massachusetts Smart Grow/th Alliance, MAPC helped form the Transportation 
Investment Coalition. This group of business, environmental, public interest, and planning organizations 
is pressing for savings, efficiencies, and new revenues to address the state transportation finance deficit. 
The Alliance joined with others to advocate successfully for an increase in the Commonwealth's Bond 
Cap, Increasing the resources available to address the state's capital needs. Through the Alliance, MAPC 
is also working to reform the state's arcane zoning laws through a new and diverse commission, chaired 
by Undersecretary for Economic Development Gregory Bialecki. 



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MAPC provides planning assistance and expertise to communities on a wide range of issues, helping 
them envision the future and evaluate alternatives v^ithin a smart-growth framework. Residents of 
Maiden are taking a long-range look at their city through the Maiden Vision Project, which kicked off 
last year with a city-wide visioning workshop attended by 250 participants. MAPC helped the town of 
Arlington deal with housing and economic development issues with a visioning workshop and resident 
survey, and helped develop new bylaws and other strategies. MAPC also assisted Walpole and Norfolk in 
developing and analyzing alternative growth scenarios along a shared stretch of Route lA. 

Working with the 495/MetroWest Corridor Partnership, MAPC produced a WaterSmart Indicators 
report that details trends in water supply, wastewater, and stormwater for each city and town in the 
study area. MAPC also completed water resource strategies for three towns in the Assabet Watershed 
to evaluate the environmental impacts of alternative growth patterns, relying in part on hydrologic 
modeling conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey. 

Collaboration for Excellence in Local Government 

Through its Metro Mayors Coalition, MAPC helped 21 communities secure over $2 million in Shannon 
Grant funding over the past two years to implement multi-jurisdictional, multi-disciplinary strategies to 
combat youth violence, gang violence, and substance abuse. In 2007, Gov. Deval Patrick and more than 
240 mayors, police chiefs, safety officials and violence prevention workers participated in the coalition's 
third annual Community Safety Summit to advance strategies to curb youth violence. Through its newly 
created North Shore Coalition, MAPC is facilitating discussions to develop a regional, comprehensive 
mutual aid system. 

Cities and towns now have the option of joining the Massachusetts Group Insurance Commission (GIC) 
with a new law drafted by MAPC and the Municipal Health Insurance Working Group. This option will 
help communities save millions of dollars each year by taking advantage of lower insurance rates 
available through the GIC. MAPC facilitated the Working Group and helped to build consensus for the 
proposal. We are now providing technical support to cities, towns, and regional entities who are 
interested in joining the GIC. 

MAPC has convened Boston, Chelsea, Everett, Maiden, Medford and Somerville to develop a shared 
strategy for the Mystic River corridor. The river, which runs through dense urban communities, has long 
been an underutilized asset. The communities will develop a comprehensive picture of activities along 
the river and will seek to build a shared strategy for future development and use of the waterway. 

MAPC collaborated with the Commonwealth's 12 other regional planning agencies, municipal officials 
and other local leaders to help produce "A Best Practices Model for Streamlined Local Permitting," The 
result of dozens of focus groups and a statewide permitting survey, the document provides an array of 
recommendations that municipalities can consider to create a more clear, efficient and predictable 
permitting process without compromising local standards of development review. The guide is available 
at www.mass.ROv/mpro . 

Collaboration for Public Safety 

MAPC performs fiduciary, planning, and project management duties for the Northeast Homeland 
Security Regional Advisory Council (NERAC), a network of 85 cities and towns north and west of Boston. 
In 2007, MAPC helped to develop the School Threat Assessment Response System (STARS), an 



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emergency planning toolkit for each school district in the region. With the assistance of MAPC, NERAC 
provided portable radios programmed for the Boston Area Police Emergency Radio Network, enabling 
real-time radio communications among police, fire, and other first responders during major 
emergencies. In the past year, NERAC established an online information clearinghouse for police and fire 
departments, and began planning for emergency evacuations from a regional perspective. MAPC also 
helped NERAC to set up three regional crime mapping centers that use GIS to visualize crime data 
through maps. 

MAPC completed Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) plans for nine communities in 2007, on top of the 20 
completed in recent years. Each plan includes an inventory of critical facilities and infrastructure, a 
vulnerability analysis, and a mitigation strategy v*/ith recommended actions. MAPC will continue working 
with 46 cities and towns in 2008. 

Collaboration for Municipal Savings 

MAPC's Regional Purchasing Consortia administered six procurements for 42 cities and towns, saving 
communities up to 20% on purchases such as office supplies, paving services, and road maintenance. 
Similar savings were realized by the 300 agencies that participate in the Greater Boston Police Council 
(GBPC), which is administered by MAPC. in fiscal year 2007, MAPC conducted seven procurements for 
various types of vehicles, including police cruisers and heavy-duty trucks. Overall, 187 municipalities 
purchased 329 vehicles at an estimated cost of over $20 million. 

Reliable Data, Available to All 

Since its official launch in February, MAPC's MetroBoston Data Comnnon online data and mapping tool 
has been used by dozens of constituents to create customized maps for developing grant applications, 
analyzing development proposals, or improving services. You can create maps, charts, and graphs on the 
Data Common by accessing www.metrobostondatacommon.org . In addition to supporting this online 
tool, the Metro Data Center at MAPC responds to data requests from member communities, non-profit 
organizations, businesses, residents, students and other state agencies. 

In the past year, MAPC used visualization tools that combine GIS technology, photography and graphic 
design to help increase community awareness about proposed zoning bylaws in Bellingham and 
Dedham, and to illustrate what different parts of the region would look like under MetroFuture. 

Charting a Course to Regional Prosperity 

MAPC developed its annual Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the region, in 
partnership with the US Economic Development Administration. The report contains an analysis of 
trends and conditions in the regional economy, highlighting challenges and opportunities. The economic 
analysis in the CEDS is targeted to front-line economic 
development staff working in the public and community-based sectors. 

Working for 12 contiguous urban communities in the Metro Mayors Coalition, MAPC is developing an 
inventory of potential development sites near municipal boundaries to support coordinated planning. 
MAPC also developed the Smart Workplace Project, a GIS map of smart-growth friendly sites for 
commercial and industrial development throughout the region. In collaboration with the University of 
Massachusetts Boston, MAPC is taking a regional look at the space needs of the life sciences industry. 



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Working with the Immigrant Learning Center and the Commonwealth Corporation, MAPC convened 
academic, institutional and non-profit researchers to develop an immigration research agenda. 

Getting Around the Region 

MAPC produced a Regional Bicycle Plan, assessing current conditions and identifying the improvements 
necessary to create a more comprehensive regional bicycle transportation system. The plan establishes 
updated goals based on previous plans, and identifies key strategies and priority projects. 

Under its new Regional Bike Parking Program, MAPC negotiated discount group purchasing contracts 
with three leading vendors of bicycle parking equipment. This allows MAPC municipalities and other 
public entities to purchase discounted equipment and, in some cases, to receive state or federal 
reimbursement for the cost. Communities around the region have used the program to put new racks at 
schools, libraries, parks, and shopping areas. The program will continue in 2008. 

In 2007 MAPC also began work on the Regional Pedestrian Plan. This plan will identify policies to make 
walking a convenient, safe, and practical form of transportation throughout the region. Proposed 
solutions will include best practices for local jurisdictions as well as steps that could be taken by the 
state or by the Metropolitan Planning Organization. 

MAPC has developed a web-based Parking Toolkit that addresses common parking issues. Cities and 
towns can learn how to do a parking study, how to reduce parking demand and manage supply, how to 
make use of existing parking, and how to finance parking improvements. The Parking Toolkit is the first 
in a series of Sustainable Transportation Toolkit products that MAPC will develop over the coming years. 
Visit http://transtoolkit.mapc.org to access these tools. 

Large portions of Massachusetts Avenue and Route 2A from Arlington to Concord are now a 
Massachusetts Scenic Byway, due to the efforts of MAPC, the Minuteman National Historic Park, and 
the towns of Arlington, Lexington, Lincoln, and Concord. MAPC is now preparing a Scenic Byway Corridor 
Management Plan, the first step in protecting the historic, scenic, and 
cultural qualities of the byway. 

In 2007, MAPC worked with developers and communities to evaluate the transportation impacts of 
dozens of projects, including the South Weymouth Naval Air Station redevelopment (SouthField), 
Westwood Station, and Harvard University's new Allston campus. 

On Beacon Hill 

• Municipal Health Insurance: 

MAPC and the Municipal Health Insurance Working Group built consensus and drafted the new 
law allowing cities and towns to save millions of dollars each year by joining the Group 
Insurance Commission. 



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Shannon Community Safety Initiative: 

Over the last two years, MAPC's advocacy and grant development services have helped nearly 
two dozen communities to secure over $2 million in funding for interdisciplinary programs that 
focus on youth violence, drugs, and enforcement against gangs. 



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statewide Population Estimates Program: 

A $600,000 line item in the 2008 budget will provide the State Estimates Program with more 
resources to prepare for the 2010 Census. This program will help correct the deficiencies of 
recent population estimates and to prevent similar deficiencies from occurring in 2010. 

Surplus Land: 

IVIAPC continues to advocate for passage of a new policy on the disposition of surplus state land. 
Specifically, we continue to build support for our proposal that encourages smart growth 
development on surplus land while giving municipalities a meaningful role throughout the 
disposition process. 

Community Preservation Act: 

In 2007, the Metropolitan Mayors Coalition and Community Preservation Coalition reached 
consensus around legislation to help more communities participate in the Community 
Preservation Act (CPA). The legislation, filed by Senator Cynthia Creem (D-Newton), would also 
secure adequate funding over the long term for the state's CPA matching fund. 

Zoning Reform: 

The new zoning reform commission, initiated by the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance and 
chaired by Undersecretary for Economic Development Greg Bialecki, is now working to draft 
legislation dealing with such matters as "approval not required," grandfathering, consistency 
between master plans and zoning, and incentives to expand housing production. 

South Shore Coalition 

In 2007, the South Shore Coalition (SSC), one of the eight subregions of MAPC, met on a monthly basis 
to discuss issues of mutual interest and to learn about MAPC activities and products. The SSC includes 
municipal representatives from the following communities: Braintree, Cohasset, Duxbury, Hanover, 
Hingham, Holbrook, Hull, Marshfield, Norwell, Pembroke, Rockland, Scituate, and Weymouth. 

During 2007, SSC meetings addressed the following regional transportation issues, through 
presentations or discussions: subregional representation in the Metropolitan Planning Organization, the 
Unified Planning Work Program, Transportation Improvement Program priorities, suburban mobility 
funding opportunities, and bicycle and pedestrian mobility in town centers. Meeting topics also included 
stormwater control bylaws. Chapter 43D expedited permitting, the Massachusetts Oceans Act, the 
MetroBoston DataCommon and municipal energy - renewable power and energy efficiency. The SSC 
participants were also involved with giving continuing feedback to MAPC on MetroFuture, the regional 
plan for the greater Boston region. 

The MAPC Annual Report is respectfully submitted by Marc D. Draisen, Executive Director, Metropolitan 
Area Planning Council. 



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REPORT OF THE TOWN CLERK 
2007 

As the year 2007 comes to a close, I respectfully submit my sixteenth report as Town Clerk. It has been a 
very active year with the Annual Town Meeting, March 31, 2007, Annual Town Election, April 7, 2007 
and the Special Town Meeting, November 13, 2007. At the Annual Town Election, we went to the polls 
believing it was an uncontested election but resulted in a write-in candidate winning over a person who 
was already listed on the ballot! Also, many of you may have noticed our new auto-mark machine which 
is a new handicapped voting machine which we used for the first time at the annual town election. The 
AutoMark Voter Assist Terminal is used to mark the ballot selections of voters who are visually impaired, 
have a disability, or who are more comfortable using an alternative language. 

We have received many of our books back from being preserved and restored with funds we received 
from the Community Preservation Committee. This has given us the opportunity to save and to use 
these records as they are permanent records under the Town Clerk's retention schedule. 

As always, I would like to extend my appreciation to the citizens of Cohasset, town officials, department 
heads, town employees, election workers, committees and to my assistant for their support and 
assistance during the year. 

Respectfully submitted, 



Marion L. Douglas 
Town Clerk 



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INDEX ANNUAL TOWN MEETING - MARCH 31. 2007 
Article # Description of Article 

1. Annual town report. Adopted unanimously. 

2. Reports of committees. Adopted unanimously. 

3. Operating budget. Adopted. 

4. Water rate increase & restructuring. Adopted. 

5. Contract for water operations. Adopted unanimously. 

6. Capital improvements budget. Adopted unanimously. 

a. High School Window/flashing repairs 

b. Middle High School Track Repairs 

c. Replace 1996 Chevrolet C-30 Dump Truck 

d. Construction & Demolition Scale 

7. Community Preservation Committee 

a. Funding of sub-accounts - Adopted unanimously. 

b. Town Hall sign replacement- Adopted unanimously. 

c. Maritime Museum Improvements- Adopted unanimously. 

d. Land Purchase- Adopted unanimously. 

e. Boat House Improvements - Adopted. 

f. Town Hail Architectural Plans - Adopted unanimously. 

g. Reduce borrowing Beechwood Ball field -Adopted unanimously, 
h. Reduce Beechwood Ball field Debt- Adopted unanimously. 

8. Unpaid bills. Indefinitely postponed. 

9. Supplemental appropriations for FY 2007 - Adopted unanimously. 

10. Tax deferral rate of interest. Indefinitely postponed. 

11. Tax exemptions. Adopted unanimously. 

12. General bylaw -capital improvements. Adopted unanimously. 

13. Zoning bylaw - Senior Multi-Family Residence Overlay District - 55 age restriction. 
Adopted unanimously. 

14. Zoning bylaw- Village Business District. Adopted. 

15. Zoning bylaw -Dwellings by special permit. Adopted. 

16. Zoning bylaw - Amend Water Resource District Bylaw. Indefinitely postponed. 

17. Legislation -sale of water. Adopted. 

18. General bylaw- sale of water. Adopted. 

19. Land acquisition by Water Department. Adopted 

20. Affordable Housing Trust Fund. Indefinitely postponed. 

21. Landfill Monitoring Services. Adopted unanimously. 

22. Sewer projects -supplemental funds. Adopted. 

23. Stormwater Management grant match. Adopted unanimously. 

24. General bylaw -Stormwater Management. Indefinitely postponed. 

25. Easements for West Corner Culvert. Adopted unanimously. 

26. Funding for drainage improvements - Adopted. 



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Annual Town Meeting -- March 31, 2007 

At the Annual Town Meeting held on Saturday, March 31, 2007 at the Cohasset High School Sullivan 
Gymnasium the following articles were contained in the warrant and acted upon as follows. 

Checkers sworn in by the Town Clerk, Marion L. Douglas at 8:30 a.m. were Carol St. Pierre, Debra 
Krupczak, Kathleen Rhodes, Sandra Murray and Benjamin Masotta. Tellers were appointed and sworn 
in by the Moderator, Daniel Evans. 

The Moderator called the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m. and a quorum of 100 was present at that time. 
The registered voters checked In on the voting list totaled for Precinct 1 - 121 and Precinct 2-83 for a 
grand total of 204. 

Members of the meeting called the pledge of allegiance. A moment of silence was observed for citizens 
listed in the memoriam of the town report. 

Voted unanimously to dispense with the reading of the call of the Meeting and Return of Service having 
been examined by the Moderator and found to be in order. 

Representative Garrett Bradley was recognized at this time. 

Article 1: 

To act upon the reports of the various Town Officers as printed in the Annual Town Report for 2006. 

Moved that the reports of the various Town Officers as printed in the Annual Town Report for 2006 be 
accepted, and filed with the permanent records of the Town. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article 2: 

To hear the reports of any Committee heretofore chosen and act thereon. 

Moved that the article be indefinitely postponed. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article 3: 

To see if the Town will vote to fix salaries and compensation of Elected Officers, and to see what sums 
the Town will vote to raise and appropriate from available funds or otherwise, for the payment of the 
salaries and compensation, expenses, equipment and outlays, capital and otherwise, of the several 
Town Departments, for the ensuing fiscal year. 



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APPENDIX A 

FISCAL 2008 OPERATING BUDGET 
SUMMARY 



DEPARTMENT 


FISCAL 2005 
APPROPRIATED 


FISCAL 2005 
EXPENDED 


FISCAL 2006 
APPROPRIATED 


FISCAL 2006 
EXPENDED 


FISCAL 2007 
APPROPRIATED 


FISCAL 2008 
REQUESTED 


FISCAL 2008 
RECOMM'D 


ADMINISTRATION 


573 


573 


573 


469 


573 


573 


573 


Moderator 

Personal Services 


Total 


$573 


$573 


$573 


$469 


$573 


$573 


$573 


Selectmen 

Personal Services 
General Expenses 


5,500 
66,012 


5.500 
71.150 


5,500 
58.800 


5,500 
73,602 


5,500 
58.800 


5.500 
64,050 


5.500 

64.050 


Total 


$71,512 


$76,650 


$64,300 


$79,102 


$64,300 


$69,550 


$69,550 


Town Manager 

Personal Sen/ices 
Town Hall Clerical 
General Expenses 


105,475 

399,263 

6,360 


99,278 

402,778 

3,421 


115.000 

400,148 

6.550 


115.000 

402.734 

6.550 


120,000 

414,940 

22.050 


125,000 

427,031 

39,150 


125.000 

427,031 

39,150 


Total 


$511,098 


$505,477 


$521,698 


$524,284 


$556,990 


$591,181 


$591,181 


Advisory Committee 

General Expenses 
Reserve Fund 


345 
260,500 



260,500 


345 

234.000 


160 
48.891 


345 

100.000 


345 

100.000 


345 

100,000 


Total 


$260,845 


$260,500 


$234,345 


$49,051 


$100,345 


$100,345 


$100,345 


Director of Finance 

Personal Expenses 
General Expenses 


88,015 
40,300 


88,015 
39,863 


92.639 
28.968 


92,623 
30,768 


96.323 
28.948 


99,396 

31,850 


99,396 
31,850 


Total 


$128,315 


$127,878 


$121,607 


$123,391 


$125,271 


$131,246 


$131,246 


Board of Assessors 

Personal Expenses 
General Expenses 


64,020 
31.505 


54,020 
30,682 


66.830 
26.855 


66.830 
16.281 


68.724 
27.655 


71,675 
42,355 


71.675 
35,355 


Total 


$95,525 


$94,702 


$93,685 


$83,111 


$96,379 


$114,030 


$107,030 


Treasurer/Collector 

Personal Expenses 
General Expenses 


63.119 
42,750 


63,067 
40,072 


60,002 
40,450 


60.002 
39.633 


62.550 
40.950 


64,604 
42,485 


64.605 
40.985 


Total 


$105,869 


$103,139 


$100,452 


$99,635 


$103,500 


$107,089 


$105,590 


Legal Services 

Town Counsel Services 


235,000 


235,000 


150.000 


190,250 


150.000 


150.000 


150.000 


Total 


$235,000 


$235,000 


$150,000 


$190,250 


$150,000 


$150,000 


$150,000 


Town Clerk 

Personal Services - Elected 
Personal Services 
General Expenses 


55,455 

18,436 
13,862 


55,445 
13,630 
12,422 


57.119 

11.307 

8.735 


57.119 
7.925 
8.674 


59,863 

18,153 
11.125 


62.689 
17,687 
10,010 


62.689 
17.687 
10.010 


Total 


$87,753 


$81,497 


$77,161 


$73,718 


$89,141 


$90,386 


$90,386 


Conservation Commission 

General Expenses 


27.800 


27,664 


37,400 


30.087 


37.374 


37,410 


31.910 


Total 


$27,800 


$27,664 


$37,400 


$30,087 


$37,374 


$37,410 


$31,910 


Planning Board 

Personal Services 
General Expenses 


30,000 
14.730 


26,746 
1 1 ,793 


10.300 
4.400 


10.300 
4,400 




14.450 


65.000 
5.050 




15,050 


Total 


$44,730 


$38,539 


$14,700 


$14,700 


$14,450 


$70,050 


$15,050 


Zoning Board of Appeals 

General Expenses 


4.385 


2,354 


4.385 


4,044 


3,025 


2.560 


2.560 


ToUl 


$4,385 


$2,354 


$4,385 


$4,044 


$3,025 


$2,560 


$2,560 


Town Reports 

General Expenses 


16.000 


14,391 


15,000 


14.592 


15.000 


15.000 


15.000 


Total 


$16,000 


$14,391 


$15,000 


$14,592 


$15,000 


$15,000 


$15,000 



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APPENDIX A 

FISCAL 2008 OPERATING BUDGET 
SUMMARY 



DEPARTMENT 


FISCAL 2005 
APPROPRIATED 


FISCAL 2005 
EXPENDED 


FISCAL 2006 
APPROPRIATED 


FISCAL 2006 
EXPENDED 


FISCAL 2007 
APPROPRIATED 


FISCAL 2008 
REQUESTED 


FISCAL 2008 
RECOMM'D 


Parking Clerk 
General Expenses 


2.500 


790 


2.000 


810 


1,800 


1.200 


1.200 


Total 


$2,500 


$790 


$2,000 


$810 


$1,800 


$1,200 


$1,200 


Unclassified 

Audit of Accounts 
S.S. Coalition 
Water Purchase 


17.000 

4.000 

67.000 


17,000 

4.000 

45.364 


8,500 

4,000 

50.000 


8.500 

4.000 

28.252 


12.000 

4.000 

30.000 


12,000 

4,000 

30.000 


12.000 

4.000 

30.000 


Total 


$88,000 


$66,364 


$62,500 


$40,752 


$46,000 


$46,000 


$46,000 


















ADMIN, TOTAL 


$1,679,905 


$1,635,518 


$1,499,806 


$1,327,996 


$1,404,148 


$1,526,620 


$1,457,621 


PUBLIC SAFETY 


1,673,128 
103,850 

28.000 


1,673,128 
88.962 
23.881 


1,590.416 

101.450 



1,763,988 
90,296 




1,682,451 

95,350 




1.748,853 

110,250 




1,724,267 

108,950 




Police Department 

Personal Services 
General Expenses 
Capital Outlay 


Total 


$1,804,978 


$1,785,971 


$1,691,866 


$1,854,284 


$1,777,801 


$1,859,103 


$1,833,217 


Fire Department 

Personal Services 
General Expenses 
Hydrant Services 


1.558,362 

161.810 

67,414 


1.542,992 

160.301 

65,969 


1,572.642 
147.345 

67,414 


1.589.683 

137.006 

66.347 


1,643,043 
165,295 

87,120 


1.670.400 

232,995 

87,120 


1,668,279 

193,095 

17.120 


Total 


$1,787,586 


$1,769,262 


$1,787,401 


$1,793,036 


$1,895,458 


$1,990,515 


$1,878,494 


Building Commissioner 

Personal Services 
General Expenses 


62.490 

3.955 


62,490 
4,686 


67,700 

5400 


67.700 
5.056 


71.209 
5.250 


73,278 
5.250 


72.778 
5.250 


Total 


$66,445 


$67,176 


$73,100 


$72,756 


$76,459 


$78,528 


$78,028 


Gas & Plumbing Inspector 
General Expenses 


8.280 


8,280 


8,000 


9,693 


10.000 


10.000 


10.000 


Total 


$8,280 


$8,280 


$8,000 


$9,693 


$10,000 


$10,000 


$10,000 


Weights & Measures 

Personal Services 
General Expenses 


2.600 
450 


2,600 
450 


2.600 
450 


2.600 
397 


2.678 
450 


2.678 
450 


2.678 



Total 


$3,050 


$3,050 


$3,050 


$2,997 


$3,128 


$3,128 


$2,678 


Wiring Inspector 

General Expenses 


16.500 


16.247 


17.500 


18.700 


17.500 


17.950 


17.950 


Total 


$16,500 


$16,247 


$17,500 


$18,700 


$17,500 


$17,950 


$17,950 


Civil Defense 

Salanes & Expenses 


450 


350 


5.350 


5,000 


5.350 


10.350 


7.850 


Total 


$450 


$350 


$5,350 


$5,000 


$5,350 


$10,350 


$7,850 


Harbormaster 

Personal Services 
General Expenses 


61.153 
7,400 


60.479 
6,423 


62.589 
5.100 


66,487 
6.748 


61.623 
8.050 


63.008 
11.520 


64,435 
9.400 


Total 


$68,553 


$66,902 


$67,689 


$73,235 


$69,673 


$74,528 


$73,835 


Shellfish 

Personal Services 


500 


500 


500 


500 


500 


500 


500 


Total 


$500 


$500 


$500 


$500 


$500 


$500 


$500 


















PUBLIC SAFETY TOTAL 


$3,756,342 


$3,717,738 


$3,654,456 


$3,830,201 


$3,855,869 


$4,044,602 


$3,902,552 



















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APPENDIX A 

FISCAL 2008 OPERATING BUDGET 
SUMMARY 



DEPARTMENT 


FISCAL 2005 
APPROPRIATED 


FISCAL 2005 
EXPENDED 


FISCAL 2006 
APPROPRIATED 


FISCAL 2006 
EXPENDED 


FISCAL 2007 
APPROPRIATED 


FISCAL 2008 
REQUESTED 


FISCAL 2008 
RECOMM'D 


EDUCATION 


11,943,800 


11,943,800 


12,344.382 


12.344,382 


12,914,714 


13.686,400 


13.686,400 


Cohasset Schools 

Salaries & Expenses 


Total 


$11,943,800 


$11,943,800 


$12,344,382 


$12,344,382 


$12,914,714 


$13,686,400 


$13,686,400 


South Shore VocTech 

Vocational Assessment 


86,988 


86,988 


95,770 


95.770 


105.910 


115.000 


115,000 


Total 


$86,988 


$86,988 


$95,770 


$95,770 


$105,910 


$115,000 


$115,000 


















EDUCATION TOTAL 


$12,030,788 


$12,030,788 


$12,440,152 


$12,440,152 


$13,020,624 


$13,801,400 


$13,801,400 


PUBLIC WORKS 


694,605 
202,667 
365,698 


669,162 
197,134 
368,857 


700,327 
161,715 
409.768 


700,327 
153,163 
413.632 


718.166 
185,395 
394.036 


736,299 
208,770 
425,110 


736,299 

194,400 
425,110 


Department of Public Works 

Personal Services 
General Expenses 
Other Appropriations 


Total 


$1,262,970 


$1,235,153 


$1,271,810 


$1,267,122 


$1,297,597 


$1,370,179 


$1,355,809 


Snow & Ice 

General Expenses 


50,626 


282.217 


51.156 


97.929 


51.437 


76,000 


76,000 


Total 


$50,626 


$282,217 


$51,156 


$97,929 


$51,437 


$76,000 


$76,000 


Street Lighting 

General Expenses 


55.890 


57.919 


58.000 


55,978 


62.000 


62,000 


62,000 


Total 


$55,890 


$57,919 


$58,000 


$55,978 


$62,000 


$62,000 


$62,000 


Facilities Management 

Personal Sen/ices 
General Expenses 


171,557 
255.265 


170.037 
321.477 


202.791 
243,265 


220,455 
276,668 


224,694 
297,718 


372,270 
485,500 


230,896 
391,000 


Total 


$426,822 


$491,514 


$446,056 


$497,123 


$522,412 


$857,770 


$621,896 


















PUBLIC WORKS TOTAL 


$1,796,308 


$2,066,803 


$1,827,022 


$1,918,152 


$1,933,446 


$2,365,949 


$2,115,705 


HEALTH & WELFARE 


126.274 
12.241 


121.527 
10.284 


123,527 
12.100 


121,939 
9.085 


123,102 
8.350 


134,285 
8.350 


126,785 
8.350 


Board of Health 

Personal Services 
General Expenses 


Total 


$138,515 


$131,811 


$135,627 


$131,024 


$131,452 


$142,635 


$135,135 


Elder Affairs 

Personal Services 
General Expenses 


122,617 
36,605 


118.082 
39.503 


126.972 
31,160 


126.972 
31.160 


138,441 
42.510 


152.795 
40,700 


154.578 
39.400 


Total 


$159,222 


$157,585 


$158,132 


$158,132 


$180,951 


$193,495 


$193,978 


Veterans Services 

Personal Services 
General Expenses 


1,600 
1,000 


1,592 



1,600 
425 


1.333 



1.600 
225 


1,600 
225 


1,600 
100 


Total 


$2,600 


$1,592 


$2,025 


$1,333 


$1,825 


$1,825 


$1,700 


Commission on Disabilities 

General Expenses 


100 





100 





100 


100 





Total 


$100 


$0 


$100 


$0 


$100 


$100 


$0 


















HEALTH & WEL. TOTAL 


$300,437 


$290,988 


$295,884 


$290,489 


$314,328 


$338,055 


$330,813 



33 



APPENDIX A 

FISCAL 2008 OPERATING BUDGET 
SUMMARY 



DEPARTMENT 


FISCAL 2005 
APPROPRIATED 


FISCAL 2005 
EXPENDED 


FISCAL 2006 
APPROPRIATED 


FISCAL 2006 
EXPENDED 


FISCAL 2007 
APPROPRIATED 


FISCAL 2008 
REQUESTED 


FISCAL 2008 
RECOMM'D 


CULTURE & RECREATIC 


N 


328.838 
84,418 


355.683 
100.211 


342.679 
100.631 


363.401 
110.085 


401,039 
108,617 


377,199 
108,118 


Library Services 

Personal Sen/ices 
General Expenses 


336.878 
84,418 


Total 


$421,296 


$413,256 


$455,894 


$443,310 


$473,486 


$509,656 


$485,317 


Recreation 

Personal Services 
General Expenses 


116.505 
6.380 


109,173 

6.115 


118.425 

6.380 


116.561 
6.380 


121.946 

6.380 


127.601 
6.680 


127,601 
6.680 


Total 


$122,885 


$115,288 


$124,805 


$122,941 


$128,326 


$134,281 


$134,281 


Common Historical Commis 

General Expenses 


sion 

200 





200 


33 


100 


100 


100 


Total 


S200 


$0 


$200 


$33 


$100 


$100 


$100 


Historical Preservation 

Personal Services 
General Expenses 


800 

200 


800 




800 
200 


800 



800 
200 


800 
200 


800 
100 


Total 


$1,000 


$800 


$1,000 


$800 


$1,000 


$1,000 


$900 


Celebrations 

General Expenses 


2 500 


2,500 


2.500 


2,500 


5.000 


5.000 


5.000 


Total 


$2,500 


$2,500 


$2,500 


$2,500 


$5,000 


$5,000 


$5,000 


















CULTURAL & REC. TOTAL 


$547,881 


$531,844 


$584,399 


$569,584 


$607,912 


$650,037 


$625,598 


DEBT SERVICE 


1,014,301 
421,322 
901,094 

1,465.446 


1.014.183 
421.307 
905.093 

1.461.447 


1.152.935 

418.085 

1,494.160 

1,722,110 


1,106.061 

402.498 

1.485.955 

1.722.110 


1.195.005 

415.323 

1,543.826 

1.388.817 


1.327.727 

425.844 

1.871.830 

1,171,128 


1.327.727 

425,844 

1.871.830 

1.171.128 


Non-Excluded Principle 
Non-Excluded Interest 
Excluded Pnnciple 
Excluded Interest 


DEBT SERVICE TOTAL 


$3,802,163 


$3,802,030 


$4,787,290 


$4,716,624 


$4,542,971 


$4,796,529 


$4,796,529 



















34 



APPENDIX A 

FISCAL 2008 OPERATING BUDGET 
SUMMARY 



DEPARTMENT 


FISCAL 2005 
APPROPRIATED 


FISCAL 2005 
EXPENDED 


FISCAL 2006 
APPROPRIATED 


FISCAL 2006 
EXPENDED 


FISCAL 2007 
APPROPRIATED 


FISCAL 2008 
REQUESTED 


FISCAL 2008 
RECOMM'D 


BENEFITS & INSURANC 


843,884 

3.400 


847,284 



983,173 



983,133 



1.105.000 



1.126.111 



1.126,111 



Pensions 

County Assessment 
Non-Contributory 


Total 


$847,284 


$847,284 


■ $983,173 


$983,133 


$1,105,000 


$1,126,111 


$1,126,111 


Worker's Compensation 

General Expenses 


105.000 


69,789 


70.000 


67.386 


80.000 


92.000 


92,000 


Total 


$105,000 


$69,789 


$70,000 


$67,386 


$80,000 


$92,000 


$92,000 


Unemployment 

General Expenses 


5,000 


18,980 


35,000 


36.275 


20.000 


20.000 


20,000 


Total 


$5,000 


$18,980 


$35,000 


$36,275 


$20,000 


$20,000 


$20,000 


Health Insurance 

General Expenses 


1.872.901 


1,800,271 


1 .966,000 


1,908.878 


2.207,920 


2,500.000 


2.500,000 


Total 


$1,872,901 


$1,800,271 


$1,966,000 


$1,908,878 


$2,207,920 


$2,500,000 


$2,500,000 


Life Insurance 

General Expenses 


6.760 


7,691 


8,000 


6,149 


9,000 


11,000 


11.000 


Total 


$6,760 


$7,691 


$8,000 


$6,149 


$9,000 


$11,000 


$11,000 


Medicare 

General Expenses 


175,000 


174.750 


190,000 


181.721 


200,000 


206,000 


206.000 


Total 


$175,000 


$174,750 


$190,000 


$181,721 


$200,000 


$206,000 


$206,000 


Property & Liability Insuranc 

General Expenses 


.e 

230,000 


231,881 


202,500 


189,043 


218,000 


236,200 


236,200 


Total 


$230,000 


$231,881 


$202,500 


$189,043 


$218,000 


$236,200 


$236,200 


















BENEFITS & INS. TOTAL 


$3,241,945 


$3,150,646 


$3,454,673 


$3,372,585 


$3,839,920 


$4,191,311 


$4,191,311 


ENTERPRISE FUNDS 


487,280 
98,292 
46,409 
24,149 


521,380 
35.320 
46.409 
24,149 


500,166 
57,292 
52,730 
47,420 


520,206 
82.292 
54,312 
20.137 


538,706 
82,292 
54,312 
58,550 


624,897 

144.253 

22.536 

60,137 


624,897 

144,253 

22,536 

60,137 


Central Cohasset Sewer 

General Expenses 
Depreciation/Capital 
Indirect Expenses 
Debt Service 


Total 


$656,130 


$627,258 


$657,608 


$676,947 


$733,860 


$851,823 


$851,823 


North Cohasset Sewer 

General Expenses 
Depreciation/Capital 
Indirect Expenses 


141,681 
58.333 
15.534 


192,579 
58,333 
15,534 


143,874 
54.333 
19.500 


149,390 
52,750 
20,085 


155,640 
52,750 
20.085 


179,210 
71,362 
20.688 


179,210 
71,362 
20,688 


Total 


$215,548 


$266,446 


$217,707 


$222,225 


$228,475 


$271,260 


$271,260 


Water Enterprise Fund 

General Expenses 
Other Appropriations 
Capital Outlay 
Debt Service - Principle 
Debt Service - Interest 


888.100 
31,296 
100,000 
663,160 
406,279 


742,813 

20,477 



681,935 

387,341 


1,069,320 

31,296 

100,000 

708,531 

446,331 


1,189,600 

32,000 



777,159 

695,391 


1,188.600 

32.000 



777,159 

695.391 


1.207.600 

32,000 



852,000 

904,000 


1,207,600 

32,000 



852,000 

904,000 


Total 


$2,088,835 


$1,832,566 


$2,355,478 


$2,694,150 


$2,693,150 


$2,995,600 


$2,995,600 


















ENTERPRISE TOTAL 


$2,960,513 


$2,726,270 


$3,230,793 


$3,593,322 


$3,655,485 


$4,118,683 


$4,118,683 


















GRAND TOTAL 


$30,116,282 


$29,952,625 


$31,774,475 


$32,059,105 


$33,174,703 


$35,833,187 


$35,340,212 



35 



SALARIES AND RATE SCHEDULE - FISCAL YEAR 2008 - 3% 



Grade 


Step 


1st 


2nd 


3rd 


4th 


5th 


6th 


7th 


A 


Hourly 


10.46 


11.05 


11.65 


12.25 


12.84 


13.45 


14.06 




35 Hrs. 


366.10 


386.75 


407.75 


428.75 


449.40 


470.75 


492.10 




40 Hrs. 


418.40 


442.00 


466.00 


490.00 


513.60 


538.00 


562.40 


B 


Hourly 


11.30 


11.95 


12.60 


13.24 


13.84 


14.49 


15.15 




35 Hrs. 


395.50 


418.25 


441.00 


463.40 


484.40 


507.15 


530.25 




40 Hrs. 


452.00 


478.00 


504.00 


529.60 


553.60 


579.60 


606.00 


C 


Hourly 


12.24 


12.89 


13.57 


14.24 


14.96 


15.69 


16.39 




35 Hrs. 


428.40 


451.15 


474.95 


498.40 


523.60 


549.15 


573.65 




40 Hrs. 


489.60 


515.60 


542.80 


569.60 


598.40 


627.40 


655.60 


D 


Hourly 


13.18 


13.96 


14.67 


15.44 


16.20 


16.94 


17.71 




35 Hrs. 


461.30 


488.60 


513.45 


540.40 


567.00 


592.90 


619.85 




40 Hrs. 


527.20 


558.40 


586.80 


617.60 


648.00 


677.80 


708.40 


E 


Hourly 


14.22 


15.07 


15.84 


16.66 


17.47 


18.30 


19.12 




35 Hrs. 


497.70 


527.45 


554.40 


583.10 


611.45 


640.50 


669.20 




40 Hrs. 


568.80 


602.80 


63360 


666.40 


698.80 


732.00 


764.80 


F 


Hourly 


15.36 


16.257 


17.10 


17.94 


18.86 


19.75 


20.63 




35 Hrs. 


537.60 


568.75 


598.50 


627.90 


660.10 


691.25 


722.05 




40 Hrs. 


614.40 


650.00 


684.00 


717.60 


754.40 


790.00 


825.20 


G 


Hourly 


16.61 


17.53 


18.49 


19.43 


20.37 


21.27 


22.24 




35 Hrs. 


581.35 


613.55 


647.15 


680.05 


712.95 


744.45 


778.40 




40 Hrs. 


664.40 


701.20 


739.60 


777.20 


814.80 


850.80 


889.60 


H 


Hourly 


17.92 


18.94 


19.96 


21.00 


21.99 


23.00 


24.04 




35 Hrs. 


627.20 


662.90 


698.60 


735.00 


769.65 


805.00 


841.40 




40 Hrs. 


716.80 


757.60 


798.40 


840.00 


879.60 


920.00 


961.60 


1 


Hourly 


19.37 


20.45 


21.56 


22.65 


23.75 


24.85 


25.97 



36 



35Hrs. 677.95 715.75 754.60 792.75 831.25 869.75 908.95 

40Hrs. 774.80 818.00 862.40 906.00 950.00 994.00 1,038.80 

Hourly 20.90 22.06 23.26 24.42 25.68 26.86 28.07 

35Hrs. 731.50 772.10 814.10 854.70 898.80 940.10 982.45 

40Hrs. 836.00 882.40 930.40 976.80 1,027.20 1,074.40 1,122.80 

Hourly 22.59 23.83 25.16 26.42 27.70 28.99 30.30 

35 Hrs. 790.65 834.05 880.60 924.70 969.50 1,014.65 1,060.50 

40Hrs. 903.60 953.20 1,006.40 1,056.80 1,108.00 1,159.60 1,212.00 



L Hourly 24.40 25.80 27.19 28.58 29.95 31.31 32.70 

35 Hrs. 854.00 903.00 951.65 1,000.30 1,048.25 1,095.85 1,144.50 

40 Hrs. 976.00 1,032.00 1,087.60 1,143.20 1,198.00 1,252.40 1,308.00 

M Hourly 26.38 27.82 29.32 30.83 32.33 33.84 35.36 

35 Hrs. 923.30 973.70 1,026.20 1,079.05 1,131.55 1,184.40 1,237.60 

40 Hrs. 1,055.20 1,112.80 1,172.80 1,233.20 1,293.20 1,353.60 1,414.40 

N Hourly 28.44 30.06 31.68 33.26 34.90 36.51 38.16 

35 Hrs. 995.40 1,052.10 1,108.80 1,164.10 1,221.50 1,277.85 1,335.60 

40 Hrs. 1,137.60 1,202.40 1,267.20 1,330.40 1,396.00 1,460.40 1,526.40 

Hourly 30.74 32.47 34.24 36.00 37.73 39.46 41.23 

35 Hrs. 1,075.90 1,136.45 1,198.40 1,260.00 1,320.55 1,381.10 1,443.05 

40 Hrs. 1,229.60 1,298.80 1,369.60 1,440.00 1,509.20 1,578.40 1,649.20 



37 



APPENDIX B 



DEPARTMENT/POSITION 

Schedule 1 - Regular Employees 

Board of Assessors 

Deputy Assessor/Appraiser 
Assistant Assessor 
Administrative Assistant 

Building Department 

Building Commissioner/Zoning Officer 

Clerk 

Civilian Dispatch 

Communications Supervisor 
Communications Officer 
Communications Officer 
Communications Officer 

Elder Affairs 
Director 
Elder Advocate 
Volunteer Coordinator 
Clerk 

Van Driver 
Van Driver 

Faalities 
Director 

Maintenance Worker 
Maintenance Worker 

Fire Department 
Fire Chief 
Captain 
Lieutenant 

Firefighter - Paranredic 
Firefighter - EMT 
Firefighter - Mechanic 
Private 

Harbor Department 
Harbormaster 

Board of Health 
Health Agent 
Administrator 
Public Health Nurse 



PAY 
GROUP 



Contract 
H 
G 



Contract 
D 



Contract 
I 

G 
G 

F 
F 



Contract 
G 

F 



Contract 
FS-13 
FS-12 
FS-11 
FS- 10 
FS- 10 
FS-9 



Contract 



Contract 
Contract 
Contract 



POSITIONS 
AUTHORIZED 



HOURS 



40 
35 
35 



40 
5 



40 
40 
40 
16 



40 
28 
19 
19 
10 
19 



40 
40 
40 



40 
42 
42 
42 
42 
42 
42 



40 



10 
40 
30 



38 



DEPARTMENT/POSITION 

Library 

Chief Librarian 
Staff Librarian 
Staff Librarian 
Library Assistant 
Library Assistant 
Library Technician 
Library Technician 
Library Technician 
Administrative Assistant 



APPENDIX B 






PAY 


POSITIONS 




GROUP 


AUTHORIZED 


HOUR 


Contract 




40 






35 






31 






37,5 






35 






26 






24 




2 


22 




1 


9 



Planning Board 

Administrative Assistant 



35 



Police Department 
Police Chief 
Sergeant 
Patrolman 
Secretary 

Department of Public Works 
Superintendent 
General Foreman 
Working Foreman 
Heavy Equipment Operator 
Skilled Utility Worker 
Tree Climber 

Skilled Utility Worker - Cemetery 
Clerk 

Recreation 
Director 

Board of Selectmen 

Administrative Assistant 
Secretary 

Director of Finance/Town Accountant 
Director of Finance/Tov^m Accountant 
Assistant Town Accountant 



Contract 


1 


40 


PS -11 


5 


37 5 


PS -09 


13 


37.5 


G 




40 


Contract 




40 


K 




40 


1 


3 


40 


G 


4 


40 


F 


3 


40 


F 




40 


F 




40 


G 




30 


Contract 




40 


1 




40 


F 




27 


Contract 




40 


G 




25 



Town Clerk 

Assistant Town Clerk 



40 



Town Manager 
Town Manager 



Contract 



40 



39 



APPENDIX B 



Elected Employees Salaries 



Part Time Positions Annual 



PAY 

GROUP 



POSITIONS 
AUTHORIZED 



HOURS 



Treasurer/Collector 
Treasurer/Collector 
Assistant Treasurer/Collector 
Assistant to Treasurer 



Contract 
H 
G 



40 
40 
35 



Town Clerk 

Clerk. Board of Registrars 

Moderator 

Board of Selectmen 

Chair 

Mennbers(4) at 51,000 
Board of Assessors 

Chair 

Members (2) at 51,200 



562,689 

329 

1 

1,500 
4,000 

1,300 
2,400 



Veterans' Agent 

Member, Board of Registrars 

Sealer of Weights and Measurers 

Town Archivist 

Director of Emergency Management 

Assistant Director of Emergency Management 

Shellfish Constable 

Animal Control Officer 

Keeper of the Town Clock 

Keeper of the Town Pump 



1,600 
326 

2,678 
600 
350 
100 
500 
16,807 
100 
100 



Part Time Positions Hourly Rates 

Assistant Hartsor Master 

Casual Labor 

Election Officers 

Election Clerk 

Election Warden 

Permanent Intermittant Officers 

Sumnner Patrolman 

Police Matron 

Deputy BuikJing Inspector (H-Min) 

Library Pages 

Recording Secretary 

Part Time Positions 



12 00 

7 00 

12 00 

12.00 

12 00 
16 00 
1400 

13 00 
16 89 

8.00 
12.07 



Constable - Per Notice 



20 00 



40 



Moved that Thirty Five Million Three Hundred Forty Thousand Two Hundred and Tv^elve Dollars 
($35,340,212) be appropriated for the Fiscal Year 2008 Annual Tov^/n Budget to be allotted as follows: 
$72,219 for salaries of elected Town Officials consisting of the Town Clerk $62,689; Clerk, Board of 
Registrars $329.00; Moderator, $1.00; Selectmen, Chairman, $1,500.00; Members (4) at $1,000.00, 
$4,000.00; Board of Assessors, Chairman, $1,300.00; Members (2); at $1,200.00, $2,400.00; and the 
remaining $34,267,993 for Personal Services, Expenses and Capital Outlays, interest on Maturing Debt 
and other charges for various departments as recommended for purposes set forth in Appendix A as 
attached to these Town Manager's Recommended Motions for the 2007 Annual Town Meeting and 
Appendix B of the Warrant for the 2007 Annual Town Warrant, a copy of which Appendices are 
incorporated here by reference, and to meet the appropriation, the following transfers are made: 

$2,995,600 from Water Revenue 

$1,123,083 from Sewer Revenue 

$ 300,000 from Free Cash (Surplus Revenue) 

$ 75,000 from Overlay Surplus 

$ 101,377 from School Construction Surplus Fund 

$ 17,500 from Sewer Stabilization Fund 

$ 60,000 from Pension Reserve 

$ 11,645 from Waterways Fund 

$ 10,000 from Wetlands Fund 

$ 40,000 fromSaleof Burial Lots 

And $30,491,497 is raised from taxation and other general revenues of the Town; and further that the 
Salary Rate and Schedule as printed in the Warrant and shown in Appendix B be adopted. 

A 2/3's vote required 

Motion adopted by the required 2/3's. 

Article 4: Water Rate Increase & Restructuring 

To see if the Town will vote to amend the current schedule of water rates by adopting the following new 
schedule of Rate #1, Metered Residential and Non Residential Water Rates, to take effect April 15, 2007: 

RATE #1 (Metered Residential and Non Residential) 

Size of Meter Charge per quarter plus charge per 100 cubic feet (cf) per quarter 

no multiplier 









1" Step 


2"' Step 








0-2,000 


2,001 or more 








cf/quarter 


cf/quarter 


5/8" 


$ 


37.85 


$5.16 


$10.32 


3/4" 


$ 


37.85 


$5.16 


$10.32 


1" 


$ 


88.74 


$5.16 


$10.32 


1 1/2" 


$ 


173.65 


$5.16 


$10.32 


2" 


$ 


275.36 


$5.16 


$10.32 


3" 


$ 


545.50 


$5.16 


$10.32 



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4" $ 802.60 


$5.16 


$10.32 


6" $ 2,000.00 


$5.16 


$10.32 


Stand-Bv Fire Service: 







5/8" $15.00 per quarter 

3/4" $15.00 per quarter 

1" or larger $40.00 per quarter 

and further to see if the Town will annend the current schedule of water rates by deleting "RATE 2 Public 

Fire Protection Charge per Hydrant Per unit per year $375.00"; 

and further to see if the Town will amend the current schedule of water rates by adopting a new 
schedule of RATE 3 Private Fire Protection Charge Per Hydrant to take effect April 15, 2007 

"RATE 3 Private Fire Protection Charge Per Hydrant 



Size of Connection 


Annual Charge 


4" or less 


$207.00 


6" 


$600.00 


8" 


$1,280 


10" 


$2,300 


12" 


$3,700 



Moved that the current schedule of water rates be amended by approving the following new schedule 
of Rate #1, Metered Residential and Non Residential Water Rates, to take effect April 15, 2007 as voted 
by the Water Commissioners, and adopting same, as follows: 

RATE #1 (Metered Residential and Non Residential) 

Size of Meter Charge per quarter plus charge per 100 cubic feet (cf) per quarter 





no multiplier 












1'' Step 


2"' Step 








0-2,000 


2,001 or more 








cf/quarter 


cf/quarter 


5/8" 


$ 


37.85 


$5.16 


$10.32 


3/4" 


$ 


37.85 


$5.16 


$10.32 


1" 


$ 


88.74 


$5.16 


$10.32 


1 1/2" 


$ 


173.65 


$5.16 


$10.32 


2" 


$ 


275.36 


$5.16 


$10.32 


3" 


$ 


545.50 


$5.16 


$10.32 


4" 


$ 


802.60 


$5.16 


$10.32 


6" 


$ 


2,000.00 


$5.16 


$10.32 



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Stand-By Fire Service : 

5/8" $15.00 per quarter 

3/4" $15.00 per quarter 

1" or larger $40.00 per quarter 

and further that the current schedule of water rates be amended by deleting "RATE 2 Public Fire 
Protection Charge per Hydrant Per unit per year $375.00"; 

and further that the current schedule of water rates be annended by adopting a new schedule of RATE 3 
Private Fire Protection Charge Per Hydrant to take effect April 15, 2007 

"RATE 3 Private Fire Protection Charge Per Hydrant 

Size of Connection Annual Charge 

4" or less $207.00 

6" $600.00 

8" $1,280 

10" $2,300 

12" $3,700 

Hand count taken; Yes 83; No 57. Motion adopted. 

Article 5: Term of Contract for Water Operations 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Water Commissioners to award a contract in Fiscal 
Year 2007 for the operation, maintenance, and management of the water department treatment, 
storage, and distribution facilities for a term which may exceed three years, including any renewal, 
extension, or option, pursuant to the provisions of Section 12(b) of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 
30B, the Uniform Procurement Act. 

Moved that the Board of Water Commissioners be authorized to award a contract in Fiscal Year 2007 for 
the operation, maintenance, and management of the water department treatment, storage, and 
distribution facilities for a term which may exceed three years, including any renewal, extension, or 
option, pursuant to the provisions of Section 12(b) of G. L. Chapter 30B, provided however, that such 
term shall not exceed five years, with two additional five year renewal periods, at the option of the 
Water Commission, for a total of 15 years if options are utilized. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article 6: Capital Improvements Budget 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or borrow pursuant 
to any applicable statute, a sum of money to fund various capital improvements, capital projects and/or 
capital equipment for the various departments, boards, commissions and agencies of the town. 



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Moved that One Hundred Fifty Five Thousand Dollars ($155,000) be transferred from Free Cash (Surplus 
Revenue) to be expended by the Town Manager for purpose of funding various capital improvements, 
capital projects and/or capital equipment for the various departments, boards, commissions and 
agencies of the tovy/n as set forth belov*/;: 

Department Description Amount 

Facilities Management High School Window/Flashing Repairs $54,000 

Facilities Management Middle High School Track Repairs $ 5,000 

Public Works Replace 1995 Chevrolet c-30 Dump Truck $66,000 

Public Works Construction & Demolition Scale $30,000 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article 7: Community Preservation Committee 

To see if the Town will vote to adopt and approve the recommendations of the Community Preservation 
Committee for Fiscal Year 2008, and to see if the Town will vote to implement such recommendations 
by appropriating a sum or sums of money from the Community Preservation Fund established pursuant 
to Chapter 44B of the General Laws, and by authorizing the Board of Selectmen, with the approval of the 
Community Preservation Committee to acquire, by purchase, gift or eminent domain such real property 
interests in the name of the Town, or enforceable by the Town, including real property interests in the 
form of permanent affordable housing restrictions and historical preservation restrictions that will meet 
the requirements of Chapter 184 of the General Laws, as may be necessary or proper to carry out the 
foregoing. 

Moved that the recommendations of the Community Preservation Committee for Fiscal 2008 be 
accepted and approved as follows: 

Recommendation A: 

Moved that Fiscal Year 2008 revenues to the Community Preservation Fund be divided to the following 
sub accounts to be administered by the Community Preservation Committee as follows: 

Historical Resources Sub Account (10%) $49,500 

Open Space Sub Account (10%) $ 49,500 

Community Housing Sub Account (10%) $ 49,500 

Total Budget $148,500 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Recommendation B: 

Moved that Four Thousand One Hundred Twenty Dollars ($4,120) be transferred from the Community 
Preservation Fund Historical Resources Sub Account with the intention that these funds be available in 
Fiscal 2008 and thereafter, which funds are to be expended by the Town Manager for the purposes of 
replacing the painted sign above the front doors of the antique portion of Town Hall. 



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Motion adopted unanimously. 

Recommendation C: 

Moved that Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000) be transferred from the Community Preservation Fund 
Discretionary Sub Account v^/ith the intention that these funds be available in Fiscal 2008 and thereafter, 
v^/hich funds are to be expended by the Town Manager for the purposes of rehabilitation and restoration 
of approximately 1.7 acres of Town-owned open space salt marsh between Government Island and 
Parker Avenue (Assessors Map 37, Plot 11) and indirect benefits to the much larger upstream open 
space marsh, pond and mud flat system by paying for a feasibility study, engineering work, and 
permitting to reestablish and increase tidal flow between the Gulf River and The Harbor through the 
enlargement of the Border Ave culvert. The purpose of this project is to reduce habitat fragmentation, 
restore hydraulic connectivity, and improve ecological/habitat integrity to a vital coastal estuarine 
ecosystem. Notwithstanding the above, the Harbor Health Committee and or the Conservation 
Commission must, prior to December 31, 2008, demonstrate to the Town Manager's satisfaction, that it 
has raised all additional money necessary for completing the feasibility study, necessary engineering 
work, and permitting. If the Harbor Health Committee and/or the Conservation Commission fail to 
receive the Town Manager's endorsement that all such funds are in place by that date, then this 
appropriation shall expire and the money appropriated herein will return to the Community 
Preservation Fund Discretionary Sub Account. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Recommendation D: 

Moved that Forty-Five Thousand Eight Hundred Eighty Dollars ($45,880) be transferred from the 
Community Preservation Fund Historical Resources Sub Account and Twenty Four Thousand Two 
Hundred Forty Five Dollars ($24,245) be transferred from the Community Preservation Fund 
Discretionary Sub Account, for a total of Seventy Thousand One Hundred Twenty Five Dollars ($70,125) 
with the intention that these funds be available in FY 2008 and thereafter, which funds are to be 
expended by the Town Manager, for the purposes of rehabilitation of the Cohasset Historical Society's 
Maritime Museum to rehabilitate the roof, construct emergency access, rehabilitate the walkways and 
steps, and remove a tree stump. In addition these money may be spent to restore and preserve the 
Historical Society's archives including paintings and slides and all other related work, provided, however, 
that the Board of Selectmen be hereby authorized to acquire in return for such sum a historic 
preservation restriction in compliance with Chapter 184 of the General Laws and the specific work items 
be performed with the prior approval of the Community Preservation Committee. The Historical Society 
must obtain the consent of the Community Preservation Committee before performing any of the work 
and/or contracting for services. All work to Maritime Museum must comply with the requirements of 
the Community Preservation Act (G. L. ch. 44B, section 2 "rehabilitation" or any other applicable law). 

A 2/3 vote required. Motion adopted unanimously. 

Recommendation E: 

Moved that Forty Thousand Dollars ($40,000) be transferred from the Community Preservation Fund 
Discretionary Sub Account, with the intention that these funds be available in FY 2008 and thereafter, 
which funds are to be expended by the Town Manager to pay for the acquisition of approximately one 



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acre of land set forth hereafter, and further the Board of Selectmen Is hereby authorized to acquire by 
purchase or gift or eminent domain a certain parcel of land found on Assessor's Map 46, Parcel 1 
(described by deed recorded in Norfolk County Registry of Deeds in Book 12659 at Page 86); specifically, 
the land located in approximately the northeast corner of said lot, which abuts Beechwood Street. Said 
property is to be acquired in fee simple title for open space and recreation purposes. This appropriation 
may also be used to construct a parking lot on this property. This appropriation shall not take effect 
unless or until the Cohasset Land Foundation acquires the parcel from its current owner. 

A 2/3 vote required. Motion adopted unanimously. 

Recommendation F: 

Moved that Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) be transferred from the Community Preservation Fund 
Discretionary Sub Account, with the intention that these funds be available in FY 2008 and thereafter, 
which funds are to be expended by the Town Manager, for the purposes of performing restorative work 
to the 156 year old Boathouse located at 40 Parker Avenue, and as listed with the Massachusetts 
Historical Commission, which is owned by the Town and leased to the Cohasset Maritime Institute; 
specifically, to rehabilitate the roof, install insulation, make the building weather tight, install new 
windows, update the electrical system, and hire an historical preservation architect. And further, that 
the Board of Selectmen be hereby authorized to acquire in return for such sum a historic preservation 
restriction in compliance with Chapter 184 of the General Laws and the specific work items be 
performed with the prior approval of the Community Preservation Committee. The project will be 
supervised by the Town Manager. The Cohasset Maritime Institute must receive the Town Manager's 
pre-approval before performing any work item and/or entering into any contract(s) for the work. 
Invoices for all work performed shall be submitted to the Town Manager for his approval and subject to 
his inspection (or that of his agents) of the work performed. All work to the Boathouse must comply 
with the requirements of the Community Preservation Act (G. L. ch. 44B, section 2 "rehabilitation" or 
any other applicable law). 



A 2/3 vote required. Motion adopted by the required 2/3's. 



Recommendation G: 

Moved that Thirty Five Thousand Dollars ($35,000) be transferred from the Community Preservation 
Fund Discretionary Sub Account, with the intention that these funds be available in FY 2008 and 
thereafter, which funds are to be expended by the Town Manager, for the purposes of retaining a 
historical preservation architect and such engineers as are necessary to prepare drawings and plans 
necessary for a comprehensive restoration and rehabilitation of the antique portion of Town Hall. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Recommendation H: 

Moved that, without changing the total dollar amount appropriated, the source of funds to meet the 
appropriation voted in Recommendation B of Art 4 of the November 13, 2006 Special Town Meeting be 
hereby amended to reduce the borrowing which was voted by the town from $150,000 to $50,000 as a 
source of funds, and in place thereof, One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) be hereby 



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appropriated to this purpose as a source of funds, and to meet this appropriation. One Hundred 
Thousand Dollars ($100,000) be hereby transferred from the Community Preservation Fund 
Discretionary Sub Account to this purpose, with the intention that these funds be available in FY 2007 
and thereafter, to be expended by the Town Manager in accordance with the vote pursuant to 
Recommendation B of the Art 4 of the November 13, 2006 Special Town Meeting. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Recommendation I: 

Moved that One Hundred Fourteen Thousand Five Hundred Ten Dollars ($114,510) be transferred from 
the Community Preservation Fund Discretionary Sub Account to be expended by the Town Manager for 
payment of debt service for the project approved under Article 4 (Recommendation B) of the November 
2006 special town meeting (Beechwood Street Ball Field) and for the project approved under Article 12 
(Recommendation E) of the 2004 annual town meeting (open space land acquisition). 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Commendation offered by Robert Spofford, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Selectmen for Roger Lincoln. 

WHEREAS, Fire Chief Roger W. Lincoln did retire on October 29, 2006, completing a career that spanned 
over 37 years, a tenure that has been marked with distinction from the day he joined the Department 
on April 14, 1969 through his promotions to Captain in 1976 and Chief in 1983; and 

WHEREAS, Chief Lincoln's capabilities and dedication to his community have repeatedly been relied 
upon and recognized by his colleagues; and 

WHEREAS, through his exemplary commitment to public safety, Chief Lincoln has served as an 
inspiration to over a generation of firefighters, while simultaneously personifying selflessness, 
commitment, and the highest of professional ideals; and 

WHEREAS, Chief Lincoln's skill in the administration of his Department has only been surpassed by his 
devotion to the residents of Cohasset; and 

WHEREAS, Chief Lincoln's lifetime of dedication and professionalism has improved the lives of countless 
individuals and families; 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Citizens of Cohasset, assembled at Annual Town Meeting, 
on this thirty-first day of March in the year two thousand and seven, hereby acknowledge and affirm 
their appreciation to Fire Chief Roger W. Lincoln for this thirty-seven years of dedicated service to the 
Town and bestows its highest commendation and sincerest wishes for a healthful and happy retirement. 

GIVEN under our hands and the seal of the TOWN OF COHASSET ON THIS THIRTY-FIRST DAY OF March in 
the year two thousand and seven. Commendation adopted unanimously. 



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Article 8: Unpaid Bills from Previous Years 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, and/or borrow, 
pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of money, to be expended by the Town Manager, to 
pay for unpaid bills from previous fiscal years. 

Moved that this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article 9: Supplemental Appropriations for Fiscal 2007 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, borrow pursuant to any applicable statute and/or 
transfer from available funds, a sum or sums of money, to be expended by the Town Manager, needed 
by various departmental budgets and appropriations to complete the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007. 

Moved that Sixty Thousand Dollars ($60,000), be hereby transferred to the Fiscal 2007 budgetary items 
set forth below amending the amounts appropriated by the Town pursuant to Article 3 of the 2006 
Annual Town Meeting (which appropriations may have been amended at the November 13, 2006 
Special Town Meeting), which funds after transfer are to be expended by the Town Manager, to 
supplement certain departmental budgets and appropriations set forth below to complete the fiscal 
year ending June 30, 2007, as follows. 

Transfer Funds to: 

Legal Services Budget $ 60,000 Legal Services 

TOTAL AMOUNT TRANSFERRED $ 60,000 

And to fund this transfer, Sixty Thousand Dollars ($60,000) be transferred from Free Cash. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Commendation offered by Ralph Dormitzer, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen for Robert Spofford. 

WHEREAS, since Rob Spofford has lived in Cohasset, he has had strong ongoing interest in the public 
affairs in the Town of Cohasset; 

WHEREAS, Rob Spofford was appointed in 1995 to the School Building and Facilities Committee and has 
served for eight years on the Committee, including service as Chairman; and 

WHEREAS, during Rob Spofford's tenure on the School Building and Facilities Committee, the Committee 
was responsible for overseeing the construction of the Deer Hill School and renovation of the 
Middle/High School and Osgood School, and through Robert Spofford's leadership those projects were 
completed on time and within budget; and 

WHEREAS, such dedication and service to the Town can not come without great sacrifice to personal 
matters and family life; 



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WHEREAS, the Board of Selectmen now recommends this Unanimous Motion for Commendation to Rob 
Spofford: 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOVED that the Citizens of Cohasset, assembled at Annual Town Meeting 
hereby acknowledge and affirm their appreciation to Selecman Rob Spofford for his many years of 
dedicated service to the Town of Cohasset. 

GIVEN under our hands and the seal of the TOWN OF COHASSET on this thirty first day of March in the 
year Two Thousand Seven. 

Commendation voted unanimously. 

Article 10: Rate of Interest for Tax Deferrals : 

To see if the Town will vote to set the rate of interest that accrues on property taxes deferred by eligible 
seniors under G.L. c. 59 §5, Clause 41A at 4%, with such rate to apply to taxes assessed for any fiscal 
year beginning on or after July 1, 2007. 

Moved that this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article 11: Tax Exemptions 

To see if the town will vote to accept Section 4 of Chapter 73 of the Acts of 1986 to grant an additional 
real estate tax exemption of not more than one hundred percent (100%). Such additional exemption 
may be granted to persons who qualify for property tax exemptions under clauses 17, 17C Vi, 17D, 22, 
22A, 22B, 22C, 22D, 22E, 37, 37A, 41, 41B, 41C, 42 and 43 of Section 5 of Chapter 59 of the 
Massachusetts General Laws and also, to see if the town will vote to accept the amendment of Clause 
41C in accordance with Chapter 184, Section 51 of the Acts of 2002, to subsequently grant an additional 
real estate tax exemption of not more than one hundred percent (100%). Such additional exemption 
may be granted to persons who qualify for property tax exemption under clause 41C of Section 5 of 
Chapter 59 of the Massachusetts General Laws. 

Moved that Section 4 of Chapter 73 of the Acts of 1986 be accepted to grant an additional real estate 
tax exemption of not more than one hundred percent (100%) for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2007. 
Such additional exemption may be granted to persons who qualify for property tax exemptions under 
clauses 17, 17C Vi, 17D, 22, 22A, 22B, 22C, 22D, 22E, 37, 37A, 41, 41B, 41C, 42 and 43 of Section 5 of 
Chapter 59 of the Massachusetts General Laws and further that the town vote to accept the amendment 
of Clause 41C in accordance with Chapter 184, Section 51 of the Acts of 2002, to subsequently grant an 
additional real estate tax exemption of not more than one hundred percent (100%). Such additional 
exemption may be granted to persons who qualify for property tax exemption under clause 41C of 
Section 5 of Chapter 59 of the Massachusetts General Laws. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 



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Article 12: Capital Improvements Bylaw 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Article V, Section 3 of the Town of Cohasset Bylaws (Capital 
Budget Committee) by striking paragraph (c) in its entirety and substituting therefore the following: 

"(c) The Capital Budget Committee shall be an advisory body to the Town Manager, Board of Selectman, 
Advisory Committee and Town Meeting. The committee is charged with the review, evaluation and 
recommendation on any town meeting article intended to materially alter the enduring value of the 
town's asset base or capital structure. The committee shall review, evaluate and make 
recommendations thereto for any town meeting article which meets one or more of the following 
criteria: 

(i) Acquisition of land or buildings; 

(ii) New construction, reconstruction, repair, replacement or improvement of buildings, land, 
utilities or other public facilities, waterways and access thereto, drainage, streets, sidewalks, parks 
with a cost of greater than $10,000. 

(iii) The purchase of major equipment, including motor vehicles, office equipment or other items, 
which meet both of the following requirements: has an intended useful life of greater than 30 
months and an acquisition cost of greater than $10,000. 

(iv) Planning services, design services, or feasibility studies for any capital project as defined in 
this Bylaw. 

Moved that Article V, Section 3 of the Town of Cohasset Bylaws (Capital Budget Committee) be 
amended by striking paragraph (c) in its entirety and substituting therefore the following: 

"(c) The Capital Budget Committee shall be an advisory body to the Town Manager, Board of Selectmen, 
Advisory Committee, and Town Meeting. The Committee is charged with the review, evaluation, and 
recommendation of any Town Meeting article intended to materially alter the enduring value of the 
Town's asset base or capital structure. The Committee shall review, evaluate, and make 
recommendations thereto for any Town Meeting article which meets one or more of the following 
criteria: 

(i) Acquisition of land or buildings; 

(ii) New construction, reconstruction, repair, replacement, or improvement of buildings, 

land, utilities, or other public facilities, waterways, and access thereto, drainage, streets, 
sidewalks, and parks, with a cost greater than ten thousand dollars ($10,000); 

(iii) The purchase of major equipment, including motor vehicles, office equipment, or other 
items, that has an intended useful life of greater than thirty (30) months and an 
acquisition cost of greater than ten thousand dollars ($10,000); 

(iv) Planning services, design services, or feasibility studies for any capital project as defined 
in this Bylaw; 

Motion adopted unanimously. 



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Commendation offered by Merle Brown, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen for Donna McGee. 

WHEREAS, since Donna McGee has lived in Cohasset, she has had strong ongoing interest in the public 
affairs in the Town of Cohasset; 

WHEREAS, Donna McGee was appointed in 1976 to the Committee to Study Town Government 
Structure and has served for eight years on the Committee; and 

WHEREAS, during Donna McGee's tenure on the Committee to Study Town Government Structure, the 
Committee brought forward many recommendations to improve the effectiveness of Cohasset town 
government; and 

WHEREAS, Donna McGee was appointed to the Advisory Committee in 2001 and has been a dedicated 
member for the past six years, including two years as Chairman; and 

WHEREAS such dedication and service to the Town can not come without great sacrifice to personal 
matters and family life; and 

WHEREAS, the Board of Selectmen now recommends this Unanimous Motion for Commendation to 
Donna McGee 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOVED that the Citizens of Cohasset, assembled at Annual Town Meeting 
hereby acknowledge and affirm their appreciation to Donna McGee for her many years of dedicated 
service to the Town of Cohasset. 

GIVEN under our hands and the seal of the TOWN OF COHASSET on this thirty first day of March in the 
year Two Thousand Seven. 

Commendation voted unanimously. 

Article 13: Zoning Bylaw Amendment - Senior Multi-Family Residence Overlay District Over 55 Age 
Restriction 

To see if the Town will vote to modify the Senior Multi-Family Residence Overlay District Zoning Bylaw 
16.10.4 to read as follows: 

The Planning Board shall approve the form or forms of ownership and management controls and/or 
restrictions which limit the occupancy of units in a SMROD to residents who have attained the age of 
fifty-five years and, where appropriate, to persons or families qualifying as low, moderate or median 
income, which controls and/or restrictions may be altered from time to time during the useful life of the 
development so long as the age-restricted and/or income limitation is not altered and so long as no 
temporary or permanent overnight occupancy for a period in excess of six months in a nine month 
period by any person who has not attained the age of 55 years, related or not, is permitted. The spouse 
of a qualified resident who has attained the age of 55 years shall be exempt from the age-restriction 
limitation hereby imposed. All units shall be subject to restrictive covenants mandating said restriction, 
approved as to form by the Planning Board, recorded within the chain of title, which, in addition to the 
enforcement of any conditions of a special permit issued hereunder by the Building Inspector, shall be 



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directly enforceable by a Homeowners Association comprised of the owners of the units within the 
SMROD. 

Moved that Section 16.10.4 of the Zoning Bylaws, Senior Multi-family Overlay District, Uses, be 
amended to read as follows: 

The Planning Board shall approve the form or forms of ownership and management controls and/or 
restrictions which limit the occupancy of units in a SMROD to residents who have attained the age of 
fifty-five years and, where appropriate, to persons or families qualifying as low, moderate or median 
income, which controls and/or restrictions may be altered from time to time during the useful life of the 
development so long as the age-restricted and/or income limitation is not altered and so long as no 
temporary or permanent overnight occupancy for a period in excess of six months in a nine month 
period by any person who has not attained the age of 55 years, related or not, is permitted. The spouse 
of a qualified resident who has attained the age of 55 years shall be exempt from the age-restriction 
limitation hereby imposed. All units shall be subject to restrictive covenants mandating said restriction, 
approved as to form by the Planning Board, recorded within the chain of title, which, in addition to the 
enforcement of any conditions of a special permit issued hereunder by the Building Inspector, shall be 
directly enforceable by a Homeowners Association comprised of the owners of the units within the 
SMROD. 

A 2/3's vote required. Motion adopted unanimously. 

Resolution offered by Adrienne MacCarthy, Chairwoman of the School Committee for Jamie Williams. 

WHEREAS Jamie Williams has served the Cohasset community as a School Committee member over the 
past three years and; 

WHEREAS, Jamie Williams served as Chairman, contract negotiator. School Council liaison. Parent 
Advisory Council liaison and; 

WHEREAS, Jamie Williams actively participated in the development and implementation of the five year 
Strategic Plan for the Cohasset Public Schools and; 

WHEREAS, Jamie Williams values the vision of the public school which is to "hold high expectations for 
all students and staff and provide the support and resources to enable all to meet or surpass those 
expectations" 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOVED that the Citizens of Cohasset, assembled here at Annual Town 
Meeting this 3l" day of March 2007, do sincerely thank Jamie Williams for her three years of service on 
the Cohasset School Committee. 

Resolution voted unanimously. 



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Article 14: Zoning Bylaw Amendment - Village Business "VB" District 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 3.1 DIVISION INTO DISTRICTS of the Zoning Bylaws by 
adding a new district to be known as Village Business so that Section 3.1 would reads as follows: 

"3.1 DIVISION INTO DISTRICTS 

The Town of Cohasset, Massachusetts, is divided into ten (10) zoning districts designated as 
follows: 



Name 


Abbreviation 


Residential A, B, and C 


R-A, R-B, R-C 


Waterfront Business 


WB 


Downtown Business 


DB 


Village Business 


VB 


Highway Business 


HB 


Light Industry 


LI 


Technology Business 


IB 


Official and Open Space 


OS 



(RC: 3/9/59 Article 34) 

(WB 5/1/76 Article 38) 



(TB: 3/27/00 Article 16) 
(OS: 4/8/85 Article 40) 



AND 



In addition, there are four overlay districts: The Flood Plain and Watershed District; the Water 
Resource District; the Senior Multi-Family Residence Overlay District; and the Transit-Oriented 
Development Overlay District (5/5/75 Article 35; 4/7/86 Article 39; 4/4/87 Article 21; 11/18/02 
Article 8; 04/01/06 Article 17), or act on anything related thereto. 



To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning Map entitled "Town of Cohasset, Massachusetts 
Zoning District Map" dated March 2002 prepared by Amory Engineers, P.C. by defining that portion of 
the Downtown Business District currently known as Cohasset Village shown on a copy of the zoning map 
as the area outlined in black ink identified as "Village District", which map is on file with the Town Clerk, 
labeled "Map - Article 14", and comprising portions of South Main Street, North Main Street, Brook 
Street, Elm Street, Ripley Road, Depot Court, Pleasant Street and Smith Place as the Village Business 
District, or act on anything related thereto. 

AND 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 5.3.1 TABLES OF AREA REGULATIONS of the Zoning Bylaws 
by adding thereto dimensional requirements for the Village Business District which will read as follows: 



Use 

Structural 
"DISTRICT VB 



Minimum Required Lots Minimum Yards ***Maximum Permitted 

Rear Coverage 

Area Frontage Width Front Side Depth Height Coverage 



(Sq.ft.) (Ft.) (Ft.) (Ft.) (Ft.) (Ft.) 



(Ft.) (%) 



Any permitted structure or 5,000 
principal use (except dwellings 



50 



50 



15 10 



15 



35 



80 



N/A 



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for occupancy by more than 
1 family) 



Dwelling for occupancy by 40,000 20 20 15 10 15 

more than one family** +4000 for each additional family more than 2 

(**4/6/85Art. 41 WB removed) 



35 



25 



N/A 



AND 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 4.2 PERMITTED USES of the Zoning Bylaw by adding a 
new column under "Non-Residential" under the heading "VB" to the Table of Use Regulations listing the 
same use regulations "No, SP or Yes" applicable to the listed uses in the Downtown Business District as 
applicable in their entirety to the Village Business District, 
or act on anything relating thereto. 

AND, 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 4.3.12 ADDITIONAL USE REGULATIONS of the Zoning 
Bylaw by inserting after "Downtown Business District" the following: "or Village Business District" or act 
on anything related thereto. 

AND, 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 5.4.1 TABLE OF AREA REGULATION NOTES of the Zoning 
Bylaw by inserting after "DB" the following: ", VB" or act on anything related thereto. 

AND, 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 5.4.2 TABLE OF AREA REGULATION NOTES of the Zoning 
Bylaw by inserting after "DB" the following: "or VB" or act on anything related thereto. 

AND, 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 7.I.K. Off-Street Parking, Loading and Driveway of the 
Zoning Bylaw by inserting in first column after "in" the following: "the VB district. 



Moved that Section 3.1 of the Zoning Bylaws, DIVISION INTO DISTRICTS, be amended by adding a new 
district to be known as Village Business, so that Section 3.1 will read as follows: 

"3.1 DIVISION INTO DISTRICTS 

The Town of Cohasset, Massachusetts, is divided into ten (10) zoning districts designated as 
follows: 



Name 


Abbreviation 


Residential A, B, and C 


R-A, R-B, R-C 


Waterfront Business 


WB 


Downtown Business 


DB 



(RC: 3/9/59 Article 34) 

(WB 5/1/76 Article 38) 



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Village Business VB 

Highway Business HB 

Light Industry LI 

Technology Business TB (TB: 3/27/00 Article 16) 

Official and Open Space OS (OS: 4/8/85 Article 40) 

In addition, there are four overlay districts: The Flood Plain and Watershed District, the Water 
Resource District, the Senior Multi-Family Residence Overlay District and the Transit-Oriented 
Development Overlay District (5/5/75 Article 35; 4/7/86 Article 39; 4/4/87 Article 21; 11/18/02 
Article 8; 04/01/06 Article 17). 

AND 

That the Zoning Map entitled "Town of Cohasset, Massachusetts Zoning District Map" dated March 2002 
prepared by Amory Engineers, P.C. be amended by defining that portion of the Downtown Business 
District currently known as Cohasset Village, shown on a copy of the zoning map as the area outlined in 
black ink identified as "Village District", which copy of the zoning map is on file with the Town Clerk, 
labeled "Map - Article 14", and comprising portions of South Main Street, North Main Street, Brook 
Street, Elm Street, Ripley Road, Depot Court, Pleasant Street and Smith Place, as the Village Business 
District. 

AND 

That Section 5.3.1 of the Zoning Bylaws, TABLES OF AREA REGULATIONS, be amended by adding thereto 
dimensional requirements for the Village Business District which will read as follows: 

Use Minimum Required Lots Minimum Yards ***Maximum Permitted 

Rear 
Coverage Area Frontage Width Front Side Depth Height Coverage 

Structural 

(Sq.ft.) (Ft.) (Ft.) (Ft.) (Ft.) (Ft.) (Ft.) (%) (%) 

"DISTRICT VB 

Any permitted Structure or 5,000 50 50 15 10 15 35 80 N/A 

principal use (except dwellings 
for occupancy by more than 
1 family) 

Dwelling for occupancy by 40,000 20 20 15 10 15 35 25 N/A 

more than one family** +4000 for each additional family more than 2 

(**4/6/85 Art. 41 WB removed) 

AND 

That Section 4.2 of the Zoning Bylaws, PERMITTED USES, be amended by adding a new column under 
"Non-Residential" under the heading "VB" to the Table of Use Regulations listing the same use 
regulations "No, SP or Yes" applicable to the listed uses in the Downtown Business District as applicable 
in their entirety to the Village Business District. 



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AND, 

That Section 4.3.12 of the Zoning Bylaws, ADDITIONAL USE REGULATIONS, be amended by inserting 
after "Downtown Business District" the following: "or Village Business District." 

AND, 

That Section 5.4.1 of the Zoning Bylaws, TABLE OF AREA REGULATION NOTES, be amended by inserting 
after "DB" the following: ", VB." 

AND, 

That Section 5.4.2 of the Zoning Bylaws, TABLE OF AREA REGULATION NOTES, be amended by inserting 
after "DB" the following: "or VB." 

AND, 

That Section 7.I.K. of the Zoning Bylaws, Off-Street Parking, Loading and Driveway, be amended by 
inserting in the first column after "in" the following: "the VB district or in." 

Motion adopted by the required 2/3's. 

Article 15: Zoning Bylaw Amendment - DB and VB District Dwellings for More than One Family Allowed 
by Special Permit 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 4.2 TABLE OF USE REGULATIONS of the Zoning Bylaws by 
changing "Dwellings for more than one family including in combination with stores or other permitted 
uses subject to Table 5.3.1 and 7.1" to a Special Permit rather than a by right use, for the DB and VB 
Non-Residential zoning so the table will read as follows: 



Official & Open 
Residential Non-Residential Space District 
USE R-A R-B R-C DB VB WB HB TB LI OS 

Residential 

Dwellings for more than one No No No SP SP No SP No No No 

family including those in 

combination with stores or 

other permitted uses subject 

to Table 5.3.1 and 7.1 

(11/17/03 Art. 17) 



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Moved that Section 4.2 of the Zoning Bylaws, TABLE OF USE REGULATIONS, be annended by changing 
"Dwellings for more than one family including in combination with stores or other permitted uses 
subject to Table 5.3.1 and 7.1" to a Special Permit rather than a by right use, for the DB and VB Non- 
Residential zoning districts, so the table will read as follows: 



Official & Open 
Residential Non-Residential Space District 
USE R -A R-B R-C DB VB WB HB TB LI OS 

Residential 

Dwellings for more than one No No No SP SP No SP No No No 

family including those in 

combination with stores or 

other permitted uses subject 

to Table 5.3.1 and 7.1 

(11/17/03 Art. 17) 

Motion adopted by the required 2/3's. 

Article 16: Zoning Bylaw- Amend Water Resource District Bylaw 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 14, Water Resource District, of the Zoning Bylaws by 
amending Section 14.3.1 "Prohibited Uses" by striking sub-section "j" and inserting in place thereof the 
following: 

(j) storage of sodium chloride, chemically treated abrasives or other chemicals used for the 
removal of ice and snow on roads, unless such storage is within a structure designed to prevent 
the generation and escape of contaminated runoff or leachate; 
and by striking sub-section "\" and inserting in place thereof the following: 

(I) storage of animal manures, unless such storage is within a structure designed to prevent the 
generation and escape of contaminated runoff and leachate. 

Moved that this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article 17: Special Legislation for Sale of Water 

To see if the Town will vote to submit a petition to the General Court, accompanied by a Bill for a Special 
Law relating to the Town of Cohasset to be filed with an attested copy of this Article, pursuant to Clause 
(1) of Section 8 of Article 2, as amended, of the Amendments to the Constitution of the Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts, and to authorize the General Court, with the consent of the Cohasset Board of Water 
Commissioners and Board of Selectmen, to make constructive changes in the text thereof to implement 
the public policy objectives of the following, or to take any other action relative thereto: 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF COHASSET WATER DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE WATER 
SERVICES TO OTHER CITIES, TOWNS, AND WATER COMPANIES 



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Section 1 . Section two of chapter one hundred and twenty-eight of the acts of eighteen hundred and 
eighty six, as amended by chapter four hundred and eighty-nine of the acts of nineteen forty-six and 
chapter four hundred and thirty-six of the acts of nineteen ninety-eight, is hereby amended by striking 
the last paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following: 

The Board of Water Commissioners are authorized to make contract with, or may go to aid any other 
city, town, commission, district or any other water company, as defined in section one of chapter one 
hundred and sixty-five of the Massachusetts General Laws, with regard to the operation, administration, 
repair and maintenance of its water supply system. Such contracts may be made to provide water to 
another city or town on an emergency basis, or to provide water service on a long term basis to any 
other city, town, commission, district or any other water company or to one or more customers of 
another town who cannot be reasonably provided water supply services by that town. Any such 
contracts may be for a period not to exceed twenty years, and may not exceed fifty percent of the daily 
safe yield as certified by the Department of Environmental Protection, and the aggregate of all such 
contracts may not exceed fifty percent of the daily safe yield as certified by the Department of 
Environmental Protection. 

Section 2 . This Act shall take effect upon passage. 

Moved that the following Home Rule Petition to the General Court, be presented to the General Court , 
and that the General Court, with the consent of the Board of Selectmen and the Cohasset Board of 
Water Commissioners be authorized, to make constructive changes in the text thereof to implement the 
public policy objectives of the following, or to take any other action relative thereto: 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF COHASSET WATER DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE WATER SERVICES 

TO OTHER CITIES, TOWNS, AND WATER COMPANIES 

Section 1 . Section two of chapter one hundred and twenty-eight of the acts of eighteen hundred and 
eighty six, as amended by chapter four hundred and eighty-nine of the acts of nineteen forty-six and 
chapter four hundred and thirty-six of the acts of nineteen ninety-eight, is hereby amended by striking 
the last paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following: 

The Board of Water Commissioners are authorized to enter into contracts with, or may go to aid any 
other city, town, commission, district or any other water company, as defined in section one of chapter 
one hundred and sixty-five of the Massachusetts General Laws, with regard to the operation, 
administration, repair and maintenance of its water supply system. Such contracts may be made to 
provide water to another city or town on an emergency basis, or to provide water service on a long term 
basis to any other city, town, commission, district or any other water company or to one or more 
customers of another town who cannot be reasonably provided water supply services by that town. Any 
such contracts may be for a period not to exceed twenty years, and may not exceed fifty percent of the 
daily safe yield as certified by the Department of Environmental Protection, and the aggregate of all 
such contracts may not exceed fifty percent of the daily safe yield as certified by the Department of 
Environmental Protection. 



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Section 2 . This Act shall take effect upon passage. 

Moved that the nnotion on the floor for Article 17 be amended to add the following after the word 
"Protection" in the last sentence of the second paragraph of Section 1: "provided, however that such 
contracts shall not take effect without the approval of town meeting." 

Amendment adopted. Main motion, as amended, is adopted. 

Article 18: Bylaw Amendment for Sale of Water 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 8 of Article III of the General Bylaws by striking subsection 
(f) and by inserting in place thereof the following new paragraph: 

(f) The Board of Water Commissioners, pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 40, Section 39H of the 
General Laws, are authorized to make contract with, or may go to aid any other city, town, commission, 
district or any other water company, as defined in section one of chapter one hundred and sixty-five of 
the Massachusetts General Laws, with regard to the operation, administration, repair and maintenance 
of its water supply system. Such contracts may be made to provide water to another city or town on an 
emergency basis, or to provide water service on a long term basis to any other city, town, commission, 
district or any other water company or to one or more customers of another town who cannot be 
reasonably provided water supply services by that town. Any such contracts may be for a period not to 
exceed twenty years, and may not exceed fifty percent of the daily safe yield as certified by the 
Department of Environmental Protection, and the aggregate of all such contracts may not exceed fifty 
percent of the daily safe yield as certified by the Department of Environmental Protection. 

Moved that Section 8 of Article III of the General Bylaws be amended by striking subsection (f) and by 
inserting in place thereof the following new paragraph 

(f) The Board of Water Commissioners pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 40, Section 39H of the 
Massachusetts General Laws is authorized to enter into contracts with, or go to aid, any other city, 
town, commission, district, or water company, as defined in Chapter 165, Section 1, of the 
Massachusetts General Laws, with regard to the operation, administration, repair, and maintenance of 
its water supply system. Such contracts may be made to provide water to another city or town on an 
emergency basis, or to provide water service on a long-term basis to any other city, town, commission, 
district, or water company or to one or more customers of any other town who cannot be reasonably 
provided water supply services by that town. Any such contracts may be for a period not to exceed 
twenty (20) years, and my not exceed fifty percent (50%) of the daily safe yield as certified by the 
Department of Environmental Protection, and the aggregate of all such contracts may not exceed fifty 
percent (50%) of the daily safe yield as certified by the Department of Environmental Protection. 

Moved that the motion on the floor for Article 18 be amended to add the following after the word 
"Protection" in the last sentence of the second paragraph: "provided, however that such contracts shall 
not take effect without the approval of town meeting." 

Amendment adopted. Main motion, as amended, is adopted. 



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Article 19: Land Acquisition by Water Department 

To see if the town will vote to authorize the Board of Water Commissioners to acquire by purchase, gift 
or Eminent Domain the fee title or lesser interest in parcel of land shown on the assessors plan 
number 56-58 or a portion thereof, for watershed protection purposes. 

Moved that the Board of Water Commissioners be authorized to acquire by purchase, gift or eminent 
domain the fee title or lesser interest in parcel of land shown on the Assessors May 56, Parcel 58 or a 
portion thereof, for watershed protection purposes. 

A 2/3's vote required. Motion adopted by the required 2/3's. 

Article 20. Affordable Housing Trust Fund 

To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of Massachusetts G.L. c. 44, § 55C, a full copy of 
which is available in the office of the Board of Selectmen, excerpts of which are set forth below, and to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen to establish such trust and appoint a board of trustees, and take any 
other action related thereto: 

Section 55C. (a) Notwithstanding section 53 or any other general or special law to the contrary, a ... 
town that accepts this section may establish a trust to be known as the Municipal Affordable Housing 
Trust Fund .... The purpose of the trust is to provide for the creation and preservation of affordable 
housing in municipalities for the benefit of low and moderate income households. 

(b) There shall be a board of trustees, in this section called the board, which shall 
include no less than 5 trustees, including the chief executive officer, as defined by section 7 of chapter 4, 
of the city or town, but where the chief executive officer is a multi-member body, that body shall 
designate a minimum of 1 of its members to serve on the board. Trustees shall be appointed ... in a town 
by the board of selectmen, shall serve for a term not to exceed 2 years, and are designated as public 
agents for purposes of the constitution of the commonwealth. Nothing in this subsection shall prevent a 
board of selectmen from appointing the town manager or town administrator as a member or chair of 
the board, with or without the power to vote. 

(c) The powers of the board, all of which shall be carried on in furtherance of the 
purposes set forth in this act, shall include the following powers, but a city or town may, by ... by-law, 
omit or modify any of these powers and may grant to the board additional powers consistent with this 
section:-- 

(1) to accept and receive real property, personal property or money, by gift, grant, contribution, devise 
or transfer from any person, firm, corporation or other public or private entity, including but not limited 
to money, grants of funds or other property tendered to the trust in connection with any ordinance or 
by-law or any general or special law or any other source, including money from chapter 44B; 

(2) to purchase and retain real or personal property, including without restriction investments that 
yield a high rate of income or no income; 

(3) to sell, lease, exchange, transfer or convey any personal, mixed, or real property at public auction or 
by private contract for such consideration and on such terms as to credit or otherwise, and to make such 



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contracts and enter into such undertaking relative to trust property as the board deems advisable 
notwithstanding the length of any such lease or contract; 

(4) to execute, acknov^/ledge and deliver deeds, assignments, transfers, pledges, leases, covenants, 
contracts, promissory notes, releases and other instruments sealed or unsealed, necessary, proper or 
incident to any transaction in which the board engages for the accomplishment of the purposes of the 
trust; 

(5) to employ advisors and agents, such as accountants, appraisers and lawyers as the board deems 
necessary; 

(6) to pay reasonable compensation and expenses to all advisors and agents and to apportion such 
compensation between income and principal as the board deems advisable; 

(7) to apportion receipts and charges between incomes and principal as the board deems advisable, to 
amortize premiums and establish sinking funds for such purpose, and to create reserves for depreciation 
depletion or otherwise; 

(8) to borrow money on such terms and conditions and from such sources as the board deems 
advisable, to mortgage and pledge trust assets as collateral; 

(9) to make distributions or divisions of principal in kind; 

(10) to comprise, attribute, defend, enforce, release, settle or otherwise adjust claims in favor or 
against the trust, including claims for taxes, and to accept any property, either in total or partial 
satisfaction of any indebtedness or other obligation, and subject to the provisions of this act, to continue 
to hold the same for such period of time as the board may deem appropriate; 

(11) to manage or improve real property; and to abandon any property which the board determined 
not to be worth retaining; 

(d) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, all moneys paid to the 
trust in accordance with any zoning ... by-law, exaction fee, or private contributions shall be paid directly 
into the trust and need not be appropriated or accepted and approved into the trust. General revenues 
appropriated into the trust become trust property and to be expended these funds need not be further 
appropriated. All moneys remaining in the trust at the end of any fiscal year, whether or not expended 
by the board within 1 year of the date they were appropriated into the trust, remain trust property. 

(e) The trust is a public employer and the members of the board are public employees 
for purposes of chapter 258. 

(f) The trust shall be deemed a municipal agency and the trustees special municipal 
employees, for purposes of [the Conflict of Interest Law]. 

(g) The trust is exempt from chapters 59 and 62, and from any other provisions 
concerning payment of taxes based upon or measured by property or income imposed by the 
commonwealth or any political subdivision thereof. 



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(h) The books and records of the trust shall be audited annually by an independent 
auditor In accordance with accepted accounting practices. 

(i) The trust is a governmental body for purposes of [the Open Meeting Law]. 

(j) The trust is a board of the city or town for purposes of chapter 30B and section ISA 
of chapter 40; but agreements and conveyances between the trust and agencies, boards, commissions, 
authorities, departments and public instrumentalities of the city or town shall be exempt from said 
chapter 30B. 

Moved that this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article 21: Landfill Monitoring Services 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, and/or borrow, 
pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of money, to be expended by the Town Manager, for 
the purpose of hiring a professional engineer to conduct environmental monitoring of the Cedar Street 
Landfill. 

Moved that Forty Four Thousand Seven Hundred Eight Nine Dollars ($44,789) be appropriated, to be 
expended by the Town Manager, for the purpose of hiring a professional engineer to conduct 
environmental monitoring of the Cedar Street Landfill, and to meet this appropriation, the sum of 
Twenty Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000) be transferred from Free Cash and the sum of Nineteen 
Thousand Seven Hundred Eighty Nine Dollars ($19,789) be transferred from the unexpended balance of 
Article 26 of the October 23, 2000 Special Town Meeting. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article 22: Supplemental Funding for Sewer Expansion Projects 

To see If the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or borrow from the 
Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust, or otherwise borrow pursuant to any applicable 
statute a sum or sums of money to be expended by the Town Manager in consultation with the Board of 
Sewer Commissioners to provide supplemental funding to implement the following wastewater projects 
to be added to and combined with prior appropriations, namely past funding authorizations under 
Articles 12 and 13 of the April 2, 2005 Annual Town Meeting, which shall also be combined for the 
purposes of Implementing the Little Harbor, Atlantic Avenue and Jerusalem Road Sewer Expansion 
Projects, these sewer systems specifically intended to serve existing dwelling units, such dwellings which 
existed as of the date of the vote of Article 8, of the 2002 Annual Town Meeting, as previously approved 
and defined; including the associated expansion of the Cohasset Wastewater Treatment Plant as set 
forth in the "Single Environmental Impact Report (EOEA #13872 & #10275), Environmental Assessment 
and Facility Plan Supplement" dated December 2006 prepared by Coughlin Environmental Services, LLC, 
copies of which are available at the Town Clerk's office and at the Paul Pratt Memorial Library, and 
further that the Treasurer of the Town, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen borrow a sum of 
money to fund the bidding, construction and installation of said project which borrowing is to be repaid 
by betterments assessed upon the properties benefited thereby, and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7, 



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of the Massachusetts General Laws, as amended, or any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or 
notes of the Town. 

Moved that the motion voted pursuant to Article 12 of the 2005 Cohasset Annual Town Meeting be 
hereby amended as follows: 

Two Million Dollars ($2,000,000) is hereby appropriated to be added to the Twelve Million Dollars 
($12,000,000) appropriated pursuant to said Article 12 of the 2005 Annual Town Meeting increasing the 
total appropriation to Fourteen Million Dollars ($14,000,000) to be spent by the Town Manager with the 
approval of the Sewer Commission as described in said Article 12 motion for the -wastewater purposes 
therein described as further amended as follows: the purposes for which the $14,000,000 appropriation 
may be spent is now expanded to include the associated expansion of the Cohasset Wastewater 
Treatment Plant as further set forth in the "Single Environmental Impact Report (EOEA #13872 & 
#10275), Environmental Assessment and Facility Plan Supplement" dated December 2006 prepared by 
Coughlin Environmental Services, LLC, and to meet this additional appropriation, the treasurer of the 
town with the approval of the Board of Selectman is authorized to borrow such $2,000,000 and to issue 
bonds and notes of the town therefor, including borrowing all or a portion of such amount from the 
Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust established pursuant to Chapter 29C, such bonds or 
notes being general obligations of the Town with the intent that the principal and interest payments for 
this borrowing is to be repaid by betterments assessed upon properties benefited thereby and in 
connection therewith to enter into a loan agreement and/or security agreement with the Trust and 
otherwise to contract with the Trust and the Department of Environmental Protection with respect to 
such loan and for any federal or state aid available for the project or for the financing thereof; and 
further; that the Board of Selectmen is authorized to enter into a project regulatory agreement with the 
Department of Environmental Protection, to expend all funds available for the project and to take any 
other action necessary to carry out the project. 

A 2/3's vote required. Motion adopted by the required 2/3's. 

Article 23: Funding for Stormwater Management Grant Match 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, and/or borrow, 
pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of money, to be expended by the Town Manager to 
provide for the local match required for a Section 319 grant and any other grant awarded to the 
Stormwater Committee on behalf of the Town. 

Moved that this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article 24: Stormwater Management Bylaw 

To see if the Town will vote to amend the General Bylaws by repealing Section 14 "Drainage Committee" 
of Article V, and by inserting the following new Article XV: 



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ARTICLE XV. STORMWATER MANAGEMENT 

Introduction 

Increased stormwater runoff rates and volumes, and the sediments and pollutants associated with 
stormwater runoff from poor management practices threaten the Town. Existing inadequate 
maintenance and uncontrolled stormwater management for development projects in progress, planned, 
and unknown future activities within the Town of Cohasset, will without appropriate maintenance, 
regulation and control, affect the health, comfort and safety of Cohasset's citizens. Unless stormwater is 
managed, this condition will further adversely affect water resources, public and private property and 
health of the Town's citizens. 

Accordingly The Cohasset Stormwater Commission proposes the following bylaw: 

Section 1. Title, Authority, Purpose and Implementation of Bylaw 

(A) Title. This Bylaw shall be known, and may be referred to as, the "Stormwater Bylaw." 

(B) Authority . This Bylaw is adopted pursuant to the authority granted by the Home Rule 
Amendment of the Massachusetts Constitution, the Home Rule Procedures Act, M.G.L. c. 43B, 
section 1, et seq., and pursuant to the regulations of the Federal Clean Water Act, 40 CFR 
122.34. Nothing in this Bylaw is intended to replace the requirements of the Massachusetts 
Wetlands Protection Act, M.G.L. c. 131, section 40 and its implementing regulations, 310 CMR 
10.000 et seq. and 310 CMR 13.000 et seq., Cohasset Wetlands Protection Bylaw and 
Regulations, Water Resource District Bylaw, Flood Plain Zoning Bylaw, or other applicable 
statutes, Bylaws and regulations. 

(C) Purpose . This Bylaw is designed to establish a stormwater management program, a Stormwater 
Management Commission, regulations, application and review procedures, a permitting 
process, and enforcement procedures and sanctions. This Bylaw will enable the Town to comply 
with the applicable requirements of the Federal Clean Water Act and all applicable Federal and 
State statutes, permits, and regulations relative to the quantity and quality of stormwater 
runoff. The intent of the bylaw is to prevent and reduce existing and future stormwater flooding 
and stormwater pollution in the Town of Cohasset to the maximum extent possible, and to 
protect water quality and the integrity of the Water Resources of the Town. 

(D) Implementation . This Bylaw will implement the stormwater management program through (a) 
an annual Stormwater Capital Improvement Program designed to assess and remediate existing 
flooding and stormwater pollution, (b) a Stormwater Permitting Program to be overseen and 
enforced by a Stormwater Commission and managed where authority exists, by existing 
organisms within Town government. 

Section 2. Definitions 

As used in this Bylaw the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings: 

(A) Alter: Any activity which will measurably change the ability of a ground surface area to absorb 
water or will change existing surface drainage patterns. 

(B) Agent: The person(s) designated or contracted by the Stormwater Management Commission to 
review permit applications, assist in public hearings, conduct inspections, and advise the 
Commission on permit applications as outlined in this Bylaw, or to assist the Commission in any 



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other requested consulting or engineering services. 

(C) Best Management Practice (BMP): An activity, procedure, or structural improvement that helps to 
reduce the quantity or Improve the quality of stormwater runoff. 

(D) Impervious Surface: Any material or structure In, on or above the ground that prevents water 
infiltrating the underlying soil, for example: roads, paved parking lots, sidewalks, and rooftops. 

(E) Land-Disturbing Activity: Any action that alters a site or causes a change In the position or 
location of soil, sand, rock, gravel, or similar earth material. 

(F) Low Impact Development (LID): Low Impact Development (LID) Is an effective stormwater 
management approach with a basic principle that is modeled after nature: manage rainfall at the 
source using uniformly distributed decentralized micro-scale controls. LID's goal is to mimic a site's 
predevelopment hydrology by using design techniques that infiltrate, filter, store, evaporate, and 
detain runoff close to its source. 

(G) Municipal Storm Sewer System or Municipal Storm Drain System: The system of conveyances 
designed or used for collecting or conveying stormwater, including any road with a drainage 
system, street, gutter, curb, inlet, piped storm drain, pumping facility, retention or detention 
basin, natural or man-made or altered drainage channel, reservoir, and other drainage structure 
that together comprise the storm drainage system owned or operated by the Town. 

(H) Person: An individual, partnership, association, firm, company, trust, corporation, agency, 
authority, department or political subdivision of the Commonwealth or the federal government, 
to the extent permitted by law, and any officer, employee, or agent of such person. 

(I) Stormwater: Stormwater is water that originates during precipitation events. It may also be used 
to apply to water that originates with snowmelt. Stormwater that does not soak into the ground 
becomes surface runoff, which either flows into surface waterways or is channeled into storm 
sewers. 

Section 3. Stormwater Management Commission 

(A) Commission Membership . There is hereby established a Stormwater Management Commission 
(the "Commission") which shall be composed of the following five members appointed by the 
Board of Selectmen for terms of three years each: 

(1) One member of the Board of Health, nominated by the Board of Health; 

(2) One member of the Conservation Commission, nominated by the Conservation 
Commission; 

(3) One member of the Board of Water Commissioners, nominated by the Board of Water 
Commissioners; 

(4) One member of the Planning Board, nominated by the Planning Board, and 

(5) One member of the public. 

(B) Vacancies . A vacancy in any of the seats on the Commission shall be filled in the same manner as 
the original appointment was made. 

(C) Commission Authority . The Commission shall administer, implement and enforce this Bylaw. 

(1) Federal Permit Requirements . The Commission shall (a) implement the requirements of the 
Town's Federal Stormwater Permit, (b) develop and monitor progress with measurable 
goals for implementing the required six minimum control measures, (c) prepare and submit 



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reports to the EPA as required, (d) prepare budgets for the program, and (e) apply for 
renewal of the Town's Federal Stormwater Permit when required. 

(2) Minimum Control Measures . The Commission shall oversee the federally required six 
minimum control measures as follows: (a) Conduct public education activities about the 
impacts that polluted stormwater runoff can have on water quality, (b) Provide 
opportunities for public participation and involvement in stormwater management, (c) 
Develop and implement a plan to detect and eliminate prohibited discharges to the storm 
drain system, (d) Develop, implement, and enforce an erosion and sediment control 
program for construction activities, (e) Develop, implement, and enforce a program to 
address discharges of post-construction stormwater runoff from new development and 
redevelopment areas, (f) Develop, implement, and maintain a program to prevent or 
reduce runoff of stormwater pollution from municipal operations. 

(3) Municipal Government Operations . The Commission shall periodically review applicable 
Town Bylaws, regulations, policies, and practices and make recommendations to Town 
boards, commissions, officials, and Town Meeting from time to time for amendments or 
measures to improve the Town's regulation of stormwater, the Town's management of 
stormwater, and to reduce the Towns contribution to stormwater flooding and stormwater 
pollution. 

(4) Stormwater Agent . The Commission shall appoint a Stormwater Agent to act on behalf of 
the Commission; this shall be a contracted position to be funded in part from application 
and review fees charged to applicants. 

(5) Funding . The Commission shall seek funding, through the Town Manager, from grant 
programs, Town Meeting, and other sources to implement the provisions of this Bylaw. 

(6) Annual Reports . The Commission shall provide Annual Reports to the Town. 

(D) Stormwater Development Charge . The Commission may establish a Stormwater Development 
Charge to be paid by applicants for new development or redevelopment and which shall be 
based on the square footage of new impervious surface in the development or redevelopment 
and on other applicable criteria. Said Charges shall be deposited in the Enterprise Fund Account 
established pursuant to Section 7(D). 

(E) Enterprise Fund . The provisions of Chapter 44, Section 53F>2 of the General Laws, establishing 
the Stormwater Management Commission as an Enterprise Fund effective in Fiscal Year 2007, 
are accepted by the Town. 

(F) Regulations . The Commission may adopt and amend Regulations to implement the provisions of 
this Bylaw, by majority vote of the Commission, after a public hearing. The date of the public 
hearing shall be advertised in a newspaper of general circulation in the Town, at least fourteen 
(14) days prior to the hearing date. Further, the Commission is required to periodically make 
recommendations to other Commissions and elected officials represented within the 
Stormwater Commission to revise and update their regulations relating to stormwater. Failure 
by any Commission to promulgate such Regulations shall not have the effect of suspending or 
invalidating this Bylaw. 

Section 4. Stormwater Capital Improvement Program 

The Commission shall develop and implement an annual and long range Capital Improvement Program 
to reduce existing and future stormwater flooding and stormwater pollution. 



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(A) Flooding Assessment . The Connmission shall regularly assess flooding in Cohasset and the 
condition of the storm drain infrastructure and Town drainage facilities. 

(B) Stormwater Pollution . The Commission shall conduct regular water quality monitoring and 
partner with the Board of Health, CSCR, EPA and other agencies involved in water quality 
monitoring. 

(C) Asset Management . The Commission shall develop and update the Geographic Information 
Systems (GIS) storm drain system map, assess the condition of existing storm drain assets 
including pipes, storm drains, and catch basins, track problems and issues in a log, and update 
an annual asset management plan. 

(D) Public Hearing . The Commission shall hold at least one public hearing no later than September 
15 each year where all residents and Town officials and departments shall be invited to submit 
their concerns and proposals for Commission action to prevent and reduce stormwater flooding 
and stormwater pollution. 

(E) Priority Areas . No later than December 15 each year the Commission shall submit a report to the 
Selectmen with their recommendations and one or more Warrant Articles for the next Annual 
Town Meeting to implement such recommendations and which may propose one or more areas 
of Town for projects during the next fiscal year to prevent and reduce stormwater flooding and 
stormwater pollution. 

(F) Funding . The Commission may fund such Improvement Capital Improvement Plans through 
borrowing, transfers, or appropriations approved by Town Meeting, transfers from the Reserve 
Fund, receipts from fees and charges, grants or loans, or from other sources. 

(G) Stormwater Utility . The Commission may adopt, by Regulation and upon approval of Town 
Meeting, a Stormwater Utility pursuant to M.G.L Chapter 83, section 16 and Chapter 40, section 
lA. 

(H) Implementation . Each year the Commission shall implement one or more projects in priority 

areas of Town to prevent and reduce existing and future stormwater flooding and stormwater 

pollution. 
(I) Permeability Credits T he Stormwater Commission may adopt a system of Stormwater Credits 

based on permeability of soil on a parcel. Such credits would be used in establishing the 

permissible scope of requested site plan modifications. 

Section 5. Stormwater Permit Program 

(A) Stormwater Permitting Program . The Commission shall have the authority to establish a 
Stormwater Permitting Program upon adoption of regulations pursuant to this Bylaw. The 
Commission may utilize in such regulations the applicable policy, criteria and information 
including the specifications of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection 
Stormwater Management Policy, as most recently amended. 

(B) Application & Review Fees . The Commission shall establish (i) an Application Fee and (ii) a 
Review Fee which is sufficient to recover the cost for review of the application by the 
Commission, its Agent, and its consulting engineers. Said fees shall be deposited in the 
Enterprise Fund Account established pursuant to Section 7 Said fees and charges may be 
established by Regulation following a public hearing, notice of which shall be published in a 
newspaper of general circulation in the Town no later than fourteen (14) days prior to the date 
of the hearing. 

(C) Prohibited Activity . "No person may undertake a construction activity, including clearing, 
grading and excavation that results in a land disturbance that will disturb equal to or greater 
than one acre of land or will disturb less than one acre of land but is part of a larger common 



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plan of development or sale that will ultimately disturb equal to or greater than one acre of land 
draining to the Cohasset municipal separate storm sewer system without a Stormwater Permit. 
Construction activity does not include routine maintenance that is performed to maintain the 
original line and grade, hydraulic capacity or the original purpose of the site." 

(D) Prohibition of Illicit Discharges. The Stormwater Commission shall review the existing Board of 
Health regulations related to Illicit Discharges and recommend any changes necessary to ensure 
oversight and compliance with State and Federal Regulations. It will be the Responsibility of the 
Board of Health to ensure compliance by its regulations with Federal and State Statutes, subject 
to periodic review by the Stormwater Commission. 

(E) Activities Requiring a Stormwater Permit . Unless exempt per Section 6(G), a Stormwater Permit 
shall be required for: 

(1) Any activity on a site that will disturb one acre or more of land or on a site that is part of a 
common plan that together will disturb one or more acres of land, and that will contribute 
runoff to the municipal separate storm system. 

(2) Any activity that disturbs an undeveloped parcel of any size that will increase the 
impervious surface area and contribute runoff to the municipal separate storm system. 

(3) Any activity that results in a net increase of 30% or more of impervious area. 

(4) Any development or redevelopment of land for any of the following uses: 

a. auto salvage yard, 

b. auto fueling facility, 

c. fleet storage yard, 

d. commercial parking lot, 

e. road salt storage area, 

f. commercial nursery and landscaping facility, 

g. outdoor storage and loading area of hazardous substances, or 
h. marina. 

(F) Public Hearing . The Commission shall hold a public hearing within twenty-one (21) days of the 
receipt of a complete application and shall take final action within thirty (30) days from the time 
of the close of the hearing unless such time is extended by agreement between the applicant 
and the Commission. 

(G) Exemptions to Stormwater Permit Requirements . The following activities will not require the 
filing of a Stormwater Permit application: 

(1) Normal maintenance and improvement of land in agricultural use. 

(2) Maintenance of existing landscaping, gardens or lawn areas associated with a single family 
dwelling. 

(3) Repair or replacement of an existing roof, or modification of a single-family dwelling that 
remains within its existing footprint. 

(4) Construction of any fence that will not alter existing terrain or drainage patterns. 

(5) Emergency repairs to any stormwater management facility or practice that poses a threat 
to public health, safety, or the environment or as deemed necessary by the Commission. 

(6) Any work or projects for which all necessary approvals and permits have been issued 
before the effective date of this Bylaw. 

(7) Emergency Work associated with accidents, spills or releases of oil or hazardous wastes, or 
natural disasters. 

(8) Repair or maintenance of an individual sewage disposal system serving a single- or two- 
family dwelling when required by the Board of Health for protection of public health, 



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provided the post-repair condition drainage is similar or more effective than the pre-repair 
condition. 

(H) Performance Objectives . The purpose of the Stormv^/ater Permit Program is to (a) maintain the 
after-development runoff characteristics (including peak flow, total volume of runoff and water 
quality of the runoff) for development and redevelopment projects as much as possible as 
equal to or less than the pre-development runoff characteristics to reduce impact to the town 
from stormwater pollution, stream bank erosion, siltation, property damage, and to maintain 
the integrity of stream channels, surface water, and aquatic habitats, and to prevent 
degradation of the water resources of the Town, (b) to the extent possible ensure that 
development or redevelopment projects comply with Massachusetts Stormwater policy, and (c) 
to the extent possible, apply Low Impact Development measures that facilitate the maximum 
possible infiltration of precipitation onsite to reduce stormwater flooding and pollution where 
possible. (Conventional storm drain conduits and practices are in no way prohibited by this 
objective.) 

(I) Stormwater Permitting Authority . The Stormwater Commission shall be the Stormwater 

Permitting Authority for any applicant having a plan which deals with, drainage, water retention, 
reduction of impervious surface or other stormwater matters and who is not required to submit 
an application before the Planning Board, Conservation Commission, or Board of Health. The 
committees named heretofore shall refer such matters to the Stormwater Commission for a 
determination that shall be binding on the respective agency. 

(J) Action on the Application . On receipt of a complete application, the Commission may in a 

written decision binding on other commissions: 

(a) Approve the Permit Application and issue or recommend a Permit if it finds that the 
proposed plan will protect water resources and complies with the Performance Objectives 
of this Bylaw, 

(b) Approve the Permit Application for a Permit with conditions, modifications, or restrictions 
that the appropriate Commission determines are required to ensure that the project will 
protect water resources and complies with the Performance Objectives of this Bylaw, or 

(c) Disapprove the Permit Application and deny the Permit if it finds that the proposed plan 
will not protect water resources or fails to comply with the Performance Objectives of this 
Bylaw. 

(d) Failure by the Commission or other Stormwater Permitting Authority to take final action 
on an application within ninety (90) days following the submittal of a complete application 
shall be deemed to be approval of the application. Upon certification by the Town Clerk 
that such ninety (90) days have elapsed without final action by the Commission or other 
Stormwater Permitting Authority, the Permit shall be issued. 

Section 7. Waivers 

(A) Waivers . The Commission may waive strict compliance with any requirement of this Bylaw or 
the Regulations promulgated hereunder, where: 

(1) such action is allowed by federal, state and local statutes or regulations, 

(2) is in the public interest, and 

(3) is not inconsistent with the purpose and intent of this Bylaw. 

(B) Requests for Waivers . Any applicant may submit a written request to be granted such a waiver. 
Such a request shall be accompanied by an explanation or documentation supporting the waiver 
request and demonstrating that strict application of the Bylaw does not further the purposes or 



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objectives of this Bylaw. 

(C) Public Hearing . All waiver requests shall be discussed and voted on at a public hearing which 
shall be duly noticed at least fourteen (14) days prior to the hearing date in a newspaper of local 
circulation in the Town as required in section 6(F)(3) and with notice to abutters as required in 
section 6(F)(4). 

(D) Additional Information . If the Commission determines that additional time or information is 
required for review of a waiver request, the Commission may continue a hearing to a date 
certain announced at the meeting. In the event the applicant objects to a continuance, or fails 
to provide the requested information, the waiver request shall be denied. 

Section 8. Enforcement 

(A) Enforcement Authority . The Commission or its Agent shall enforce this Bylaw and the 
regulations, orders, violation notices, and enforcement orders issued thereunder, and may 
pursue all available civil and criminal remedies for such violations. The Commission or its Agent 
may issue written orders to enforce the provisions of this Bylaw or the regulations thereunder. 

(B) Civil Relief . If a person violates the provisions of this Bylaw, regulations. Permit, notice, or order 
issued thereunder, the Commission may seek injunctive relief in a court of competent 
jurisdiction restraining the person from activities which constitute or would cause violations or 
compelling the person to perform abatement or remediation of the violation and which also 
may seek recovery of costs. 

(C) Penalty . Any person who violates any provision of this Bylaw, regulation, order or Permit issued 
thereunder, shall be punished by a fine of three hundred dollars ($300). Each day or part thereof 
that such violation occurs or continues shall constitute a separate offense. 

(D) Non-Criminal Disposition . As an alternative to criminal prosecution or civil action, the Town may 
elect to utilize the non-criminal disposition procedure set forth in G.L. Ch. 40, §21D and Article 1. 
Section 1 (h) of the General Bylaws of the Town of Cohasset, in which case the Commission's 
Agent shall be the enforcing person. The penalty for the 1st violation shall be one hundred 
dollars ($100.00). The penalty for the 2nd violation shall be two hundred dollars ($200.00). The 
penalty for the 3rd and subsequent violations shall be three hundred dollars ($ 300.00). Each 
day or part thereof that such violation occurs or continues shall constitute a separate offense. 

(E) Remedies Not Exclusive . The remedies listed in this Bylaw are not exclusive of any other 
remedies available under any applicable federal, state or local law. 

Section 9. Appeals 

The decisions or orders of the Commission shall be final. A decision of the Commission made under this 
Bylaw shall be reviewable by any court of competent jurisdiction. 

Section 10. Grandfather Provision 

This Bylaw shall not apply to any work or project for which all necessary approvals and permits had been 
issued at the effective date of this Bylaw. Such projects shall be exempt from the requirements of this 
Bylaw. 

Moved that this article be indefinitely postponed. Motion adopted unanimously. 



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Article 25: Easements for West Corner Culvert Replacement Project 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to sell, convey or otherwise grant the 
fee title or lesser title interest in certain property owned by the Town of Cohasset, located off Hull Street 
in Cohasset and shown on Town of Cohasset Town Assessor Map 1 as Lot 54, to acquire by purchase, gift 
or eminent domain such title interests as may be necessary to effectuate the foregoing conveyance, and 
take any other action as may be related or appropriate. 

Moved that the Board of Selectmen be authorized to sell, convey or otherwise grant to the 
Massachusetts Highway Department the fee title or lesser title interest in certain property owned by the 
Town of Cohasset, located off Hull Street in Cohasset and shown on Town of Cohasset Town Assessor 
Map 1 as Lot 54, and to acquire by purchase, gift or eminent domain such title interests as may be 
necessary to effectuate the foregoing conveyance. 

A 2/3's vote required. Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article 26: Funding for Drainage Improvements 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, borrow or otherwise 
fund through Chapter 90 distributions or other funding mechanisms pursuant to any applicable statute a 
sum or sums of money to be expended by the Town Manager for professional engineering services to 
develop flood control implementation plans and to implement the drainage improvements and culvert 
upgrades as may be deemed appropriate by the Town Manager to improve, expand and/or create new 
stormwater and drainage collection, treatment and conveyance facilities within the area anticipated to 
be impacted by the proposed Little Harbor, Atlantic Avenue and Deep Run/Rust Way Sewer Expansion 
projects, including but not limited to the creation of an expanded drainage system for the Deep 
Run/Haystack Lane, Jerusalem Road Drive area, Jerusalem Road between Richardson Brook and Nichols 
Road, the upgrade of various cross culverts along Beach Street and related roadway regarding, berm 
work and low impact development techniques to promote the control and infiltration of stormwater 
and the Town is herein authorized to acquire by purchase, gift, eminent domain, or otherwise, 
temporary and permanent Real Estate easements within private or common ways and across private or 
common lands for the purpose of laying, constructing, replacing, improving or otherwise maintaining 
stormwater and drainage collection pipes, manholes, catch basins, culverts, infiltration swales, basins or 
other low impact applications, and appurtenant components and structures all in connection with said 
project; a plan depicting the impacted ways and lands is available at the Town Clerk's office and at the 
Paul Pratt Memorial Library and further that the Treasurer of the Town, with the approval of the Board 
of Selectmen borrow a sum of money to fund the project and any associated design, permitting, bidding, 
construction and installation costs of said project which borrowing is to be repaid by the Town, provided 
however a sum of money pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7, of the Massachusetts General Laws, as 
amended, or any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town. 

Moved that One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) be appropriated, to be expended by the Town Manager for 
professional engineering services, permitting, construction and implementation of flood control, 
drainage improvements and culvert upgrades as may be deemed appropriate by the Town Manager to 
improve, expand and/or create new storm water and drainage collection, treatment and conveyance 
facilities within the area impacted by the Little Harbor, Atlantic Avenue and Deep Run/Rust Way Sewer 



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Expansion projects as described in the motions adopted pursuant to Articles 12 and 13 of the 2005 
Cohasset Annual Town Meeting, as may be amended by the motion pursuant to Article 22 of the 2007 
Annual Town meeting, including but not limited to the creation of an expanded drainage system for the 
Deep Run/Haystack Way/Jerusalem Road area, Jerusalem Road between Richardson Brook and Nichols 
Road, the upgrade of various cross culverts along Beach Street and related roadway regarding, berm 
work and low impact development techniques to promote the control and infiltration of storm water; 

Moved that to meet this appropriation the Treasurer with the approval of the Selectmen is authorized to 
borrow One Million ($1,000,000) and issue bonds or notes therefore under Chapter 44 of the General Laws 
and/or Chapter 29C of the General Laws, that the Treasurer with the approval of the Selectmen is 
authorized to borrow all or a portion of such amount from the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement 
Trust established pursuant to Chapter 29C or otherwise, such bonds or notes being general obligations of 
the Town with the intent that the principal and interest payments for this borrowing is to be repaid by 
betterments assessed upon properties benefited thereby; and in connection therewith to enter into a loan 
agreement and/or security agreement with the Trust and otherwise to contract with the Trust and the 
Department of Environmental Protection with respect to such loan and for any federal or state aid available 
for the project or for the financing thereof; 

Moved that the Board of Selectmen is herein authorized to acquire by purchase, gift, eminent domain, or 
otherv^/ise, temporary and permanent Real Estate easements within private or common ways and across 
private or common lands for the purpose of laying, constructing, replacing, improving or otherwise 
maintaining storm water and drainage collection pipes, manholes, catch basins, culverts, infiltration swales, 
basins or other low impact applications, and appurtenant components and structures all in connection with 
said project described in this motion; for those properties and ways as are shown on a Plan entitled "Exhibit 
3-Proposed Sewer Expansion by CES dated June 2006" and the listing of individual properties impacted is 
listed in "Appendix L-Property Listing" both such Plan and Listing being attachments to the "Single 
Environmental Impact Report (EOEA #13872 & #10275), Environmental Assessment and Facility Plan 
Supplement" dated December 2006 prepared by Coughlin Environmental Services, LLC; 

And further MOVED that the Board of Selectmen is authorized to enter into a project regulatory agreement 
with the Department of Environmental Protection, to expend all funds available for the project and to take 
any other action necessary to carry out the project. 

Amendment offered by Ralph Dormitzer, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen to delete in the second 
paragraph the words" with the intent that the principal and interest payments for this borrowing is to be 
repaid by betterments assessed upon properties benefited thereby" and the second paragraph shall now 
read as follows: 

MOVED that to meet this appropriation the Treasurer with the approval of the Selectmen is authorized to 
borrow One Million ($1,000,000) and issue bonds or notes therefore under Chapter 44 of the General Laws 
and/or Chapter 29C of the General Laws, that the Treasurer with the approval of the Selectmen is 
authorized to borrow all or a portion of such amount from the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement 
Trust established pursuant to Chapter 29C or otherwise, such bonds or notes being general obligations of 
the Town and in connection therewith to enter into a loan agreement and/or security agreement with the 
Trust and otherwise to contract with the Trust and the Department of Environmental Protection with 
respect to such loan and for any federal or state aid available for the project or for the financing thereof; 



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Amendment is adopted. Main motion as amended is adopted by the required 2/3's. 

It was moved and seconded at 3:20 p.m. that this meeting stand adjourned to Saturday, April 7, 2007 for 
the election of town officers. 



A True Record, ATTEST: 
Marion L Douglas, Town Clerk 



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ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION - TOWN OF COHASSET 
APRIL 1, 2007 



The polls opened at 8 a.m. and closed at 6 p.m. 

Total Voters — 1240; Per Cent - 22. Absentee Voters - Pre. 1 - 25; Pre. 2 - 14. Total of absentees 

was 39. 

Election officers sworn in by the Town Clerk, Marion L Douglas at 7:45 a.m. were as follows: 



Carol St. Pierre 
Kathleen Rhodes 
Debra Krupczak 
Katherine Lincoln 
Jean Thompson 
Grace Tuckerman 



Nancy Barrett 
Helen King 
James Carroll 
Sandra Murray 
Kathleen Rhodes 



Selectmen for Three Years (2) 



Ralph S. Dormitzer 

Paul E. Carlson 

Write-ins/Scattering 

Blanks 

Total 



Pre. 1 



Pre. 2 



Total 



451 


352 


803 


461 


371 


832 


24 


20 


44 


430 


371 


801 


1366 


1114 


2480 



School Committee for Three Years (2) 



Adrienne M. MacCarthy 
Peter Richardsson 
Write-in - Leonora Jenkins 
Write-in - Lucia Flibotte 
Blanks 
Total 



474 


411 


885 


239 


145 


384 


162 


127 


289 


344 


286 


630 


147 


145 


321 


1366 


1114 


2480 



Trustees Paul Pratt Memorial Library for Three Years (3) 



Sarah S. Pease 

Barbara M. Power 

Stacey V. Weaver 

Write-ins/Scattering 

Blanks 

Total 



507 


407 


914 


511 


400 


911 


484 


385 


869 


2 


2 


4 


545 


477 


1022 


2049 


1671 


3720 



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Assessor for Three Years (1) 

Elsa J. Miller 

Write-ins/Scattering 

Blanks 

Total 

Board of Health for Three Years (1) 

Stephen N. Bobo 

Write-ins/Scattering 

Blanks 

Total 

Cohasset Housing Authority for Five Years (1) 

Ralph Perroncello 

Write-ins/scattering 

Blanks 

Total 

Planning Board for Five Years (1) 

Alfred S. Moore, Jr. 

Write-ins/scattering 

Blanks 

Total 

Recreation Commission for Five Years (3) 

Lillian M. Curley 

James H. Richardson 

Daniel J. Martin, Sr. 

Write-ins/scattering 

Blanks 

Total 

Sewer Commission for Three Years (1) 

Sean C. Cunning 

Write-ins/scattering 

Blanks 

Total 



458 


379 


847 


1 


2 


3 


214 


176 


390 


683 


557 


1240 



504 


408 


912 


1 





1 


178 


149 


327 


683 


557 


1240 



462 


386 


848 


4 


3 


7 


220 


169 


389 


683 


557 


1240 



466 


381 


847 


2 


3 


5 


215 


173 


388 


683 


557 


1240 



477 


402 


879 


455 


374 


829 


454 


357 


811 


4 


2 


6 


659 


536 


1195 


2049 


1671 


3720 



477 


384 


861 


1 


3 


4 


205 


170 


375 


683 


557 


1240 



75 



Water Commission for Three Years (1) 








Nathaniel G. Palmer 


469 


378 


847 


Write-ins/Scattering 


3 





3 


Blanks 


211 


179 


390 


Total 


683 


557 


1240 



The polls closed at 6 p.m. and the results were declared at 7:30 p.m. 
A True Record, ATTEST: 



Marion L. Douglas 
Town Clerk 



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INDEX SPECIAL TOWN MEETING - NOVEMBER 13. 2007 
Article #. Description of Article 

1 Amendments to fiscal 2008 operating budget. Adopted unanimously. 

2 Capital improvements budget. Adopted. 

3 Amend Zoning Bylaw- Water Resource District Bylaw. Adopted unanimously. 

4 Amend Zoning Bylaw -Village Business District. Adopted. 

5 Amend Zoning Bylaw - Waterfront Business District. Indefinite postponement adopted. 

6 Community Preservation Committee. Indefinite postponement adopted. 

7 Amend General Bylaws to eliminate committees. Adopted. 

8 Taking a portion of land - 55 Norfolk Road. Indefinite postponement adopted. 

9 Disposition of a portion of land - 55 Norfolk Road. Indefinite postponement adopted. 

10 Construction of a sidewalk on Rte. 3A by citizen's petition. Indefinite postponement 
adopted. 

11 Disposition of property - Map 1, Parcel 52, 821 Jerusalem Road. Adopted unanimously. 



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Special Town Meeting - November 13, 2007 

At the Special Town Meeting held on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at the Cohasset High School Sullivan 
Gymnasiunn the following articles were contained in the warrant and acted upon as follows. 

Checkers sworn in by the Town Clerk, Marion L. Douglas at 6:30 p.m. were Carol St. Pierre, Debra 
Krupczak, Kathleen Rhodes, and Abigail Alves. Tellers were appointed and sworn in by the Moderator, 
Daniel Evans. 

The Moderator called the meeting to order at 7:15 p.m. and a quorum of 100 was present at that time. 
The registered voters checked in on the voting list totaled for Precinct 1 - 155 and Precinct 2-87 for a 
grand total of 242 voters. 

Citizens recited the pledge of allegiance. 

ARTICLE 1: AMENDMENTS TO FISCAL 2008 OPERATING BUDGET 

To see what additional action the Town will vote to amend, modify, increase or decrease, or otherwise, 
to balance the Fiscal Year 2008 Operating Budget as voted in Article 3 of the March 31, 2007 Annual 
Town Meeting, including proposed revised appropriations and any additional sums the Town will vote to 
raise and appropriate, borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, or transfer from available funds or 
otherwise, for the payment of the salaries and compensation, expenses, equipment, and outlays, capital 
and otherwise, of the several Town departments, for the current fiscal year. 

MOVED that Forty Four Thousand Seven Hundred Fifty Two Dollars ($44,752) be hereby appropriated to 
add to and increase the amounts voted pursuant to Article 3 of the March 31, 2007 Annual Town 
Meeting as set forth below for Fiscal Year 08, and to fund such appropriation for items numbered A and 
B below the amount of Forty Four Thousand Seven Hundred Fifty Two Dollars ($44,752) be raised from 
the FY 08 tax levy and other general revenues of the Town. 

Budget Original Revised 

Item Appropriation Line Appropriation Appropriation Increase 

A Finance Director 

General Expenses $31,850 $46,850 $15,000 

B South Shore Voc. Tech. 

Regional Assessment $115,000 $144,752 $29,752 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 2 : CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS BUDGET 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or borrow pursuant 
to any applicable statute, a sum of money to fund various capital improvements, capital projects and/or 
capital equipment for the various departments, boards, commissions and agencies of the town. 



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MOVED that Two Hundred Fifty Nine Thousand Dollars ($259,000) be appropriated to be expended by 
the Town Manager for purpose of funding various capital improvements, capital projects and/or capital 
equipment for the various departments, boards, commissions and agencies of the town as set forth 
below;: 



Department 



Description 



Amount 



Board of Selectmen 

Board of Selectmen 

School Department 

Library 

Police Department 

Fire Department 

Fire Department 



Flood Control Master Plan $80,000 
Jacobs Meadow Outlet Channel Design $40,000 

SPED Van Replacement $45,000 

Staff Computer Replacement $15,000 

Cruiser Replacement $29,000 

Ambulance Refurbishment $25,000 

Heavy Rescue Tools $25,000 



And to meet this appropriation. Two Hundred Nineteen Thousand Dollars ($219,000) be transferred 
from Free Cash (Surplus Revenue) in the treasury of the town, and Forty Thousand Dollars ($40,000) be 
transferred the unexpended balance of Article 6 of the March 31, 2007 annual town meeting. 

Amendment offered by Stephen Gaumer, Chairman of the Capital Budget Committee. 

MOVED that One Hundred Seventy Nine Thousand Dollars ($179,000) be appropriated to be expended 
by the Town Manager for purpose of funding various capital improvements, capital projects and/or 
capital equipment for the various departments, boards, commissions and agencies of the town as set 
forth below;: 



Department 



Description 



Amount 



Board of Selectmen 

School Department 

Library 

Police Department 

Fire Department 

Fire Department 



Jacobs Meadow Outlet Channel Design $40,000 

SPED Van Replacement $45,000 

Staff Computer Replacement $15,000 

Cruiser Replacement $29,000 

Ambulance Refurbishment $25,000 

Heavy Rescue Tools $25,000 



And to meet this appropriation, One Hundred Thirty Nine Thousand Dollars ($139,000) be transferred 
from Free Cash (Surplus Revenue) in the treasury of the town, and Forty Thousand Dollars ($40,000) be 
transferred the unexpended balance of Article 6 of the March 31, 2007 annual town meeting. 

Amendment defeated . Main motion adopted. 



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ARTICLE 3 ZONING BYLAW - AMEND WATER RESOURCE DISTRICT BYLAW 

To see If the Town will vote to amend Section 14, Water Resource District, of the Zoning Bylaws by 
amending Section 14.3.1 "Prohibited Uses" by striking sub-section "j" and inserting in place thereof the 
following: 
(j) storage of sodium chloride, chemically treated abrasives or other chemicals used for the removal 

of ice and snow on roads, unless such storage is within a structure designed to prevent the 

generation and escape of contaminated runoff or leachate; 

and by striking sub-section "I" and inserting in place thereof the following: 

(I) storage of animal manures, unless such storage is within a structure designed to prevent the 
generation and escape of contaminated runoff and leachate. The term "storage" as used in this 
section shall exclude land application of manure as fertilizer and the deposition of manure on the 
ground by farm animals and household pets. 

MOVED that Section 14.3.1 "Prohibited Uses" be amended by striking sub-section "j" and inserting in 
place thereof the following: 

(j) storage of sodium chloride, chemically treated abrasives or other chemicals used for the removal 
of ice and snow on roads, unless such storage is within a structure designed to prevent the generation 
and escape of contaminated runoff or leachate; 

and by striking sub-section "\" and inserting in place thereof the following: 



(1) storage of animal manures, unless such storage is within a structure designed to prevent the 
generation and escape of contaminated runoff and leachate. The term "storage" as used in this section 
shall exclude land application of manure as fertilizer and the deposition of manure on the ground by 
farm animals and household pets. 

A 2/3's vote is required. Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 4 : ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT - VILLAGE BUSINESS DISTRICT 

To see if the Town will vote to amend the Town's Zoning Bylaws as follows: 

By amending Section 2.1, Definitions, to add a new definition for the term "Apartment" that reads as 
follows: 

Apartment: A dwelling unit that may be either owner-occupied or rented that is located within a 
multifamily dwelling or in a building containing one or more non-residential uses. 

And further to add a new definition for the term "Floor Area Ratio" that reads as follows: 

Floor Area Ratio: The ratio of the sum of the gross floor area of all buildings on a lot to the total 
lot area provided, however, that for the purposes of calculating floor area ratio the calculation 



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of gross floor area shall exclude basements, cellars, attics with ceiling height less than seven 
feet, underground parking, and garages, and provided further that calculation of total lot area 
shall exclude 50% of land that is wetlands, water areas, and slopes greater than forty-five 
degrees in accordance with Section 5.4.7. 

And to annend the initial paragraph of Section 4.2, Permitted Uses to read as follows: 

In the following Table of Use regulations the uses permitted by right in the district are designed 
by the word "Yes." Those uses that may be permitted by special permit issued by the board of 
appeals in the district, in accordance with Section 12.4, are designated by the letters "SP." Those 
uses that may be permitted by special permit issued by the planning board in the district, in 
accordance with Section 12.4 and with Section 18, are designated by the letters "SPP." Uses that 
are not permitted in the districts are designated by the word "No." 

And further to amend Section 4.2, Table of Use Regulations, by adding a new designation "SPP" to 
indicate those uses that that may be permitted by special permit by the Planning Board; and to amend 
the allowable use designation for "The conversion and/or use of a one-family dwelling existing on 
1/15/55 as a dwelling for not more than two (2) families subject to table 5.3.1 (Table of Area 
Regulations)" from "SP" to "SPP" in the VB district; and to amend the allowable use designation for "The 
conversion and/or use of a one-family dwelling existing on 1/15/55 as a dwelling for more than two (2) 
families subject to table 5.3.1" from "SP" to "SPP" in the VB district; and to amend the allowable use 
designation for "Dwellings for more than one family including those in combination with stores or other 
permitted uses subject to Table 5.3.1 and 7.1 (11/17/03)" from "SP" to "SPP" in the VB district; and to 
amend the allowable use designation for "Accessory Dwelling Unit within a detached one family 
dwelling subject to Section 15" from "SP" to "SPP" in the VB district; and to amend the allowable use 
designation for "Retail sale of holiday trees, wreaths, swags, and similar natural decorations for a period 
commencing on the fourth Friday in November of any year subject to complete removal not later than 
December 31 of such year {4/6/91 Art. 53)" from "SP" to "SPP" in the VB district; and to amend the 
allowable use designation for "Restaurants (other than fast-food restaurants) serving foods or beverages 
from within the premises. (11/16/95 Art. 49) - with mechanical or live entertainment" from "SP" to 
"SPP" in the VB district; and to amend the allowable use designation for "Fast-Food Restaurant" from 
"SP" to "SPP" in the VB district; and to amend the allowable use designation for "Hotels and motels" 
from "SP" to "SPP" in the VB district; and to amend the allowable use designation for "Funeral home or 
mortuary establishment" from "SP" to "SPP" in the VB district; and to amend the allowable use 
designation for "Membership club or nonprofit organization" from "SP" to "SPP" in the VB district; and 
to amend the allowable use designation for "Auto service stations and automotive repair garages (not 
including junkyards)" from "SP" to "No" in the VB district; and to amend the allowable use designation 
for "Indoor motion picture amusement and recreation establishment" from "SP" to "SPP" in the VB 
district; and to amend the allowable use designation for "Boat yards, repair and open-air sale and 
storage of boats, boat livery, or marina" from "SP" to "SPP" in the VB district; and to amend the 
allowable use designation for "Other similar retail and service uses" from "SP" to "SPP" in the VB 
district; and to amend the allowable use designation for "Above ground storage of gas and petroleum 
products. (3.25.95 Art. 66)" from "SP" to "SPP" in the VB district; and to amend the allowable use 
designation for "With the exception of trailers being used in connection with an active construction 
project, temporary structures including trailers for storage of materials or equipment. (4/6/91 Art. 53)" 
from "SP" to "SPP" in the VB district; and to amend the allowable use designation for "Temporary (less 
than 30 days) amusement enterprise not including any permanent structures" from "SP" to "SPP" in the 
VB district. 



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And to amend Section 4.3, Additional Use Regulation, Sub-section 6. a. (7) to read as follows: 

The open display or storage of goods, products, materials or equipment in connection with the 
main use conducted in a completely enclosed building on the same premises, subject to the 
condition that no portion of the open use extends nearer to any street or lot line than the 
corresponding yard requirements specified for buildings in the same district. This requirement 
shall not apply in the VB district, where the open display of goods, products, materials or 
equipment on public sidewalks shall be allowed on a temporary basis provided that, in the 
opinion of the building inspector, such display is routinely removed outside of normal business 
hours and does not constrain the usable width of the sidewalk to less than four feet nor 
interfere with adequate pedestrian passage on the sidewalk. This requirement shall also not 
apply in any business or light industry district where, for a period commencing on the fourth 
Friday in November of any year and subject to complete removal not later than December 31 of 
the same year, holiday trees, wreaths, swags, and similar natural decorations may be stored, 
displayed and sold whether or not they are connected with the main use of the enclosed 
building on the same premises provided that setback and green strip conditions are observed. 
(4/6/91 Article 49). 

And further to amend Sub-section 14 of Section 4.3 to read as follows: 

Inclusionary Zoning. In any residential development of multifamily or apartment units containing 
5 or more units, proposed on or after July 1, 2006 within any district with the exception of the 
VB district and under any portion of the Bylaw, a minimum of one (1) unit or ten percent (10%) 
of the total number of dwelling units, whichever is greater, shall be eligible for qualification as 
"Local Action Units" (as defined in 760 C.M.R. 45.02) in accordance with the standards and 
conditions set forth in 760 C.M.R. 45.03, so as to be eligible for inclusion within the "Subsidized 
Housing Inventory" (as defined in 760 C.M.R. 45.02) of the Town. In the event that the 10% 
calculation results in fractional units, there shall be a rounding up to the nearest whole number. 
If a specific provision of this bylaw or of applicable state or Federal law requires a greater 
number or percentage of "Local Action Units" or so-called "affordable housing units" than 
required by this provision (for example. Bylaw Section 16, MGL c. 40B), then the greater 
requirement shall control. 

And to amend the portion of Section 5.3.1, Table of Area Regulations, that applies to District VB to read 
as follows: 



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5.3.1 TABLE OF AREA REGULATIONS 

Use Minimum Required Lots Minimum Yards ***Maximum Permitted 

Rear Coverage 

Area Frontage Width Front Side Depth Height Coverage Structural 

(Sq.ft.) (Ft.) (Ft.) (Ft.) (Ft.) (Ft.) (Ft.) (%) (%) 

DISTRICT VB 



Any permitted 
structure or 

principal use 5,000 50 50 15* 10** 15** 35 80 N/A 

* See Section 5.4 Table of Area Regulations Notes Sub-section 1 
** See Section 5.4 Table of Area Regulations Notes Sub-section 15 



And to amend Section 5.4, Table of Area Regulation Notes, Sub-section 1 to read as follows: 

For structures in a DB, VB or WB district, the required side yard shall be a minimum often feet 
unless the wall adjoining a side lot line is a party wall or, for uses in the VB district, unless a side 
yard less than ten feet is specifically authorized by grant of a special permit by the special permit 
granting authority upon a finding that such reduced side yard is consistent with the necessary 
findings for issuance of a special permit set forth in Section 12.4. l.b of this bylaw. 

And further to strike the text of Sub-section 6 of Section 5.4 in its entirety. 

And further to add a new Sub-section 15 of Section 5.4 to read as follows: 

For structures in the VB district, the required front yard and rear yard shall meet the minimum 
yard requirements in Table 5.3.1 unless a reduced front yard and/or rear yard is specifically 
authorized by grant of a special permit by the special permit granting authority upon a finding 
that such reduced front and/or rear yard is consistent with the necessary findings for issuance of 
a special permit set forth in Section 12.4. l.b of this bylaw. 

And further to add a new Sub-section 16 of Section 5.4 to read as follows: 

In the VB district, the municipal parking lot on Assessor's map-parcels 18-004 and 18-014 shall 
be considered a street only for the purposes of providing frontage as required in table 5.3.1. and 
for no other purpose, provided that the length of the property line dividing the municipal 
parking lot from the parcel claiming frontage on said lot is at least equal to the minimum 
frontage required by table 5.3.1. 



And further to add a new Sub-section 17 of Section 5.4 to read as follows: 



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New buildings in the VB district shall be set back a minimum of thirty feet from a RA or RB 
district provided, however, that a lot located partially within the VB district shall be deemed to 
satisfy this requirement provided that all new buildings on the lot are set back a minimum of 
thirty feet from an adjacent lot within a RA or RB district. 

And to amend Section 7.1, Table of Off-Street Parking Standards, subparagraph K. to read as follows 
within the column entitled "Use": 

"Stores, offices and other lawful uses permitted pursuant to this zoning bylaw in the VB District 
in the vicinity of the municipal parking lot located on Assessor's map-parcels 18-004 and 18-014 
or on parcel 39-064." 

And further to add a new Sub-section 14 of Section 7.2 to read as follows: 

Accessory parking spaces that are maintained in existence within the village business (VB) 
district as of the date of adoption of Section 18 of this bylaw shall be maintained in connection 
with an existing use as of said date, and shall be subject to Section 7.2.1. unless otherwise 
authorized by the special permit granting authority upon a finding that the maintenance of said 
spaces is not necessary for public safety and convenience or that adequate provision for parking 
has otherwise been proposed. 

And to amend the title of Section 12.4 to read as follows: SPECIAL PERMITS 

And to amend the initial paragraph of Section 12.4, Special Permits, to read as follows: 

The board of appeals shall hear and decide only such special permits as it is specifically 
authorized to grant by the terms of this bylaw. The planning board shall hear and decide only 
such special permits as it is specifically authorized to grant by the terms of this bylaw. The 
special permit granting authority may grant special permits after a public hearing only where 
such conditions and safeguards as required by this bylaw have been made, and only after a 
determination that such grant would not be detrimental to the public health, safety, welfare, 
comfort, or the convenience of the community and would not be adverse to the town's 
economy and environment. 

And further to amend Sub-section 1 of Section 12.4 to replace the words "board of appeals" with the 
words "special permit granting authority". 

And further to amend Sub-section l.b. of Section 12.4 to replace the words "board of appeals" with the 
words "special permit granting authority". 

And further to amend Sub-section l.b. (2) of Section 12.4 to read as follows: 

The proposed use will not create any danger of pollution of public or private water facilities, and 
the methods of drainage at the proposed site, either on-site or via public sewage systems 
wherever necessary, are adequate. No excessive demand shall be imposed on the water supply 
system. 



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And further to add a new Sub-section l.b.8 of Section 12.4 to read as follows: 

Prior to issuance of a special permit in the Village Business (VB) district, the special permit 
granting authority shall make findings of compliance with the additional required performance 
standards in Section 18, which findings shall be set forth in the written decision of the special 
permit granting authority. 

And further to renumber Sub-section l.b.8 to Sub-section l.b.9 and to renumber Sub-section l.b.9 to 

Sub-section l.b.lO. 

And further to amend Sub-section l.b.9 of Section 12.4 to read as follows: 

The comments and recommendations of the planning board have been considered where the 
zoning board of appeals is the special permit granting authority and where the special permit 
has been submitted to the planning board and the planning board has submitted its 
recommendations as required by this bylaw. Reasons for not accepting any of the comments 
and recommendations of the planning board shall be noted. 

And further to amend Sub-section 2 of Section 12.4 to read as follows: 

Within ten days after receipt of the application for a special permit, under this Section, the 
special permit granting authority shall transmit copies thereof, together with copies of the 
accompanying plans to the board of health, the planning board (if the planning board is not the 
special permit granting authority), the zoning board of appeals (if the zoning board of appeals is 
not the special permit granting authority), and the conservation commission. All such boards 
shall investigate the application and report in writing their recommendations to the special 
permit granting authority. 

And further to amend Sub-section 3 of Section 12.4 to read as follows: 

The special permit granting authority shall not take final action on such application until it has 
received a report thereof from the board of health, the planning board (if the planning board is 
not the special permit granting authority), the zoning board of appeals (if the zoning board of 
appeals is not the special permit granting authority), and the conservation commission or until 
said boards have allowed thirty-five days to elapse after receipt of such application without 
submission of a report. Failure by the special permit granting authority to take final action upon 
the application for a special permit within ninety days of the close of the public hearing shall be 
deemed to be a grant of the permit applied for and the town clerk shall certify forthwith. 

And further to amend Sub-section 4 of Section 12.4 to read as follows: 

A special permit granted pursuant to this Section shall lapse after two years, not including such 
time required to pursue or await the determination of an appeal from the grant thereof, if a 
substantial use thereof has not sooner commenced except for good cause, or in the case of 
permit for construction, if construction has not begun by said date except for good cause. 

And to add a new Section 18, Special Permits in the Village Business (VB) District, to read as follows: 
18. SPECIAL PERMITS IN THE VILLAGE-BUSINESS (VB) DISTRICT 



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In addition to the requirennents and procedures set forth in Section 12.4, applications for special 
permits in the Village Business (VB) District shall be subject to the additional required 
performance standards included in this Section 18. 

1. In addition to other findings of compliance as required pursuant to this bylaw, a special permit 
shall not be granted by the special permit granting authority unless and until the special permit 
granting authority has issued written findings certifying compliance with the performance 
standards of this Section 18, as follows: 

a. The maximum allowable floor area ratio shall be 1.3 provided, however, that the 
maximum allowable floor area ratio may be increased to 2.0 by the special permit 
granting authority provided that any such increase in floor area ratio shall not entitle the 
applicant to relief from other dimensional requirements of this bylaw unless such relief 
is otherwise and separately granted by variance, and only upon one or more of the 
following specific findings: 

i. A floor area ratio greater than 1.3 will result from permitted additions or 
expansions to buildings in existence as of the date of adoption of this Section 
18. 

ii. The approved use with a floor area ratio greater than 1.3 will provide a public 
benefit in addition to those necessary to meet all the other requirements of this 
bylaw such as: construction of off-site infrastructure serving a public purpose, 
such as parking and sidewalks; construction of low or moderate income 
apartments; construction of a building that will produce emissions that are at 
least 50% less than required to comply with the Massachusetts State Building 
Code based on calculations performed using the latest available version of 
energy modeling software issued by the United States Department of Energy; or 
a combination of such public benefits. 

iii. For purposes of the previous subsection (ii), the term "low or moderate income 
apartments" means a) low or moderate income housing as defined in M.G.L. 
C.40B and its regulations, b) "community housing" as defined in M.G.L. C.44B 
and its regulations, and/or c) housing that would be available to occupants 
having household incomes up to 125% of area median income, as area median 
income is then defined under M.G.L. c.40B and its regulations. 

b. The total gross floor area of a single apartment in the VB District shall be not less than 
700 square feet nor more than 1,500 square feet. 

c. In addition to the required performance standards in this Section 18, the special permit 
granting authority may adopt regulations establishing additional design guidelines for 
development in the VB district. 

d. In granting a special permit, the special permit granting authority may impose 
conditions on building and site design to ensure the architectural compatibility with the 
surrounding neighborhood, and to ensure consistency with approved design guidelines. 

e. The special permit granting authority shall not take final action on a special permit 
application proposing any expansion or exterior renovation of a building in the VB 
district that was built prior to 1/15/55 until first requesting, in addition to those reports 
detailed in Section 12.4.2, a report thereof from the historical commission, or until the 
historical commission has allowed thirty-five days to elapse after receipt of a copy of 
such application without submission of a report. Reasons for not accepting any of the 



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comments and recommendations of the historical commission shall be noted by the 
special permit granting authority in the final action on the application. 

2. In the VB District, the special permit granting authority may allow apartment units on ground 
floors of buildings only where: 

a. The building is located behind another building that has one or more retail or services 
uses on the ground floor, when considered relative to a street; or the residential portion 
of the first floor of a building is located behind one or more retail or services uses within 
the same building, when considered relative to a street; and 

b. Where the applicant demonstrates and the special permit granting authority specifically 
finds that first floor residential uses will not have an adverse impact on the continuity of 
any retail or services uses located adjacent to a street. 

3. The planning board shall be the special permit granting authority for uses identified by the 
letters "SPP" in Section 4.2 the Table of Use Regulations. A special permit issued pursuant to this 
Section 18 shall not be a substitute for compliance with Section 12.6, Site Plan Review, of these 
zoning bylaws where such compliance is required pursuant to applicable law. The grant of a 
special permit pursuant to this Section 18 shall not constitute a waiver of any requirement of 
Section 12.6. However, to facilitate processing, the planning board as special permit granting 
authority may accept a combined plan and application which must satisfy all applicable 
requirements of these zoning bylaws, including without limitation the requirements of Section 
12.4, Section 12.6, this Section 18 and the rules of the special permit granting authority relative 
to issuance of special permits. 

MOVED that the Town's Zoning Bylaws be amended as follows: 

By amending Section 2.1, Definitions, to add a new definition for the term "Apartment" that reads as 
follows: 

Apartment: A dwelling unit that may be either owner-occupied or rented that is located within a 
multifamily dwelling or in a building containing one or more non-residential uses. 

And further by adding a new definition for the term "Floor Area Ratio" that reads as follows: 

Floor Area Ratio: The ratio of the sum of the gross floor area of all buildings on a lot to the total 
lot area provided, however, that for the purposes of calculating floor area ratio the calculation 
of gross floor area shall exclude basements, cellars, attics with ceiling height less than seven 
feet, underground parking, and garages, and provided further that calculation of total lot area 
shall exclude 50% of land that is wetlands, water areas, and slopes greater than forty-five 
degrees in accordance with Section 5.4.7. 

And amending the initial paragraph of Section 4.2, Permitted Uses to read as follows: 

In the following Table of Use regulations the uses permitted by right in the district are designed 
by the word "Yes." Those uses that may be permitted by special permit issued by the board of 
appeals in the district, in accordance with Section 12.4, are designated by the letters "SP." Those 
uses that may be permitted by special permit issued by the planning board in the district, in 



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accordance with Section 12.4 and with Section 18, are designated by the letters "SPP." Uses that 
are not permitted in the districts are designated by the word "No." 

And further by amending Section 4.2, Table of Use Regulations, by adding a new designation "SPP" to 
indicate those uses that that may be permitted by special permit by the Planning Board; and to amend 
the allowable use designation for "The conversion and/or use of a one-family dwelling existing on 
1/15/55 as a dwelling for not more than two (2) families subject to table 5.3.1 (Table of Area 
Regulations)" from "SP" to "SPP" in the VB district; and to amend the allowable use designation for "The 
conversion and/or use of a one-family dwelling existing on 1/15/55 as a dwelling for more than two (2) 
families subject to table 5.3.1" from "SP" to "SPP" in the VB district; and to amend the allowable use 
designation for "Dwellings for more than one family including those in combination with stores or other 
permitted uses subject to Table 5.3.1 and 7.1 (11/17/03)" from "SP" to "SPP" in the VB district; and to 
amend the allowable use designation for "Accessory Dwelling Unit within a detached one family 
dwelling subject to Section 15" from "SP" to "SPP" in the VB district; and to amend the allowable use 
designation for "Retail sale of holiday trees, wreaths, swags, and similar natural decorations for a period 
commencing on the fourth Friday in November of any year subject to complete removal not later than 
December 31 of such year {4/6/91 Art. 53)" from "SP" to "SPP" in the VB district; and to amend the 
allowable use designation for "Restaurants (other than fast-food restaurants) serving foods or beverages 
from within the premises. (11/16/95 Art. 49) - with mechanical or live entertainment" from "SP" to 
"SPP" in the VB district; and to amend the allowable use designation for "Fast-Food Restaurant" from 
"SP" to "SPP" in the VB district; and to amend the allowable use designation for "Hotels and motels" 
from "SP" to "SPP" in the VB district; and to amend the allowable use designation for "Funeral home or 
mortuary establishment" from "SP" to "SPP" in the VB district; and to amend the allowable use 
designation for "Membership club or nonprofit organization" from "SP" to "SPP" in the VB district; and 
to amend the allowable use designation for "Auto service stations and automotive repair garages (not 
including junkyards)" from "SP" to "No" in the VB district; and to amend the allowable use designation 
for "Indoor motion picture amusement and recreation establishment" from "SP" to "SPP" in the VB 
district; and to amend the allowable use designation for "Boat yards, repair and open-air sale and 
storage of boats, boat livery, or marina" from "SP" to "SPP" in the VB district; and to amend the 
allowable use designation for "Other similar retail and service uses" from "SP" to "SPP" in the VB 
district; and to amend the allowable use designation for "Above ground storage of gas and petroleum 
products. (3.25.95 Art. 66)" from "SP" to "SPP" in the VB district; and to amend the allowable use 
designation for "With the exception of trailers being used in connection with an active construction 
project, temporary structures including trailers for storage of materials or equipment. (4/6/91 Art. 53)" 
from "SP" to "SPP" in the VB district; and to amend the allowable use designation for "Temporary (less 
than 30 days) amusement enterprise not including any permanent structures" from "SP" to "SPP" in the 
VB district. 

And by amending Section 4.3, Additional Use Regulation, Sub-section 6. a. (7) to read as follows: 

The open display or storage of goods, products, materials or equipment in connection with the 
main use conducted in a completely enclosed building on the same premises, subject to the 
condition that no portion of the open use extends nearer to any street or lot line than the 
corresponding yard requirements specified for buildings in the same district. This requirement 
shall not apply in the VB district, where the open display of goods, products, materials or 
equipment on public sidewalks shall be allowed on a temporary basis provided that, in the 
opinion of the building inspector, such display is routinely removed outside of normal business 
hours and does not constrain the usable width of the sidewalk to less than four feet nor 



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interfere with adequate pedestrian passage on the sidewali<. This requirement shall also not 
apply in any business or light industry district where, for a period commencing on the fourth 
Friday in November of any year and subject to complete removal not later than December 31 of 
the same year, holiday trees, wreaths, swags, and similar natural decorations may be stored, 
displayed and sold whether or not they are connected with the main use of the enclosed 
building on the same premises provided that setback and green strip conditions are observed. 
(4/6/91 Article 49). 

And further by amending Sub-section 14 of Section 4.3 to read as follows: 

Inclusionary Zoning. In any residential development of multifamily or apartment units containing 
5 or more units, proposed on or after July 1, 2006 within any district with the exception of the 
VB district and under any portion of the Bylaw, a minimum of one (1) unit or ten percent (10%) 
of the total number of dwelling units, whichever is greater, shall be eligible for qualification as 
"Local Action Units" (as defined in 760 C.M.R. 45.02) in accordance with the standards and 
conditions set forth in 760 C.M.R. 45.03, so as to be eligible for inclusion within the "Subsidized 
Housing Inventory" (as defined in 760 C.M.R. 45.02) of the Town. In the event that the 10% 
calculation results in fractional units, there shall be a rounding up to the nearest whole number. 
If a specific provision of this bylaw or of applicable state or Federal law requires a greater 
number or percentage of "Local Action Units" or so-called "affordable housing units" than 
required by this provision (for example. Bylaw Section 16, MGL c. 40B), then the greater 
requirement shall control. 

And by amending the portion of Section 5.3.1, Table of Area Regulations, that applies to District VB to 
read as follows: 



5.3.1 TABLE OF AREA REGULATIONS 



Use 



Minimum Required Lots 



Minimum Yards 



"Maximum Permitted 



Rear Coverage 

Area Frontage Width Front Side Depth Height Coverage Structural 



(Sq.ft.) 



(Ft. 



(Ft.) 



(Ft.) (Ft.) (Ft.) 



(Ft.) 



(%) 



(%) 



DISTRICT VB 



Any permitted 
structure or 
principal use 



5,000 



50 



50 



15* 



10* 



15* 



35 



80 



N/A 



* See Section 5.4 Table of Area Regulations Notes Sub-section 1 
** See Section 5.4 Table of Area Regulations Notes Sub-section 15 



And by amending Section 5.4, Table of Area Regulation Notes, Sub-section 1 to read as follows: 



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For structures in a DB, VB or WB district, the required side yard shall be a minimum of ten feet 
unless the wall adjoining a side lot line is a party wall or, for uses in the VB district, unless a side 
yard less than ten feet is specifically authorized by grant of a special permit by the special permit 
granting authority upon a finding that such reduced side yard is consistent with the necessary 
findings for issuance of a special permit set forth in Section 12.4. l.b of this bylaw. 

And further by striking the text of Sub-section 6 of Section 5.4 in its entirety. 

And further by adding a new Sub-section 15 of Section 5.4 to read as follows: 

For structures in the VB district, the required front yard and rear yard shall meet the minimum 
yard requirements in Table 5.3.1 unless a reduced front yard and/or rear yard is specifically 
authorized by grant of a special permit by the special permit granting authority upon a finding 
that such reduced front and/or rear yard is consistent with the necessary findings for issuance of 
a special permit set forth in Section 12.4. l.b of this bylaw. 

And further by adding a new Sub-section 16 of Section 5.4 to read as follows: 

In the VB district, the municipal parking lot on Assessor's map-parcels 18-004 and 18-014 shall 
be considered a street only for the purposes of providing frontage as required in table 5.3.1. and 
for no other purpose, provided that the length of the property line dividing the municipal 
parking lot from the parcel claiming frontage on said lot is at least equal to the minimum 
frontage required by table 5.3.1. 

And further by adding a new Sub-section 17 of Section 5.4 to read as follows: 

New buildings in the VB district shall be set back a minimum of thirty feet from a RA or RB 
district provided, however, that a lot located partially within the VB district shall be deemed to 
satisfy this requirement provided that all new buildings on the lot are set back a minimum of 
thirty feet from an adjacent lot within a RA or RB district. 

And to amend Section 7.1, Table of Off-Street Parking Standards, subparagraph B. to read as follows 
within the column entitled "Use": 

"Dwelling in business district other than the VB district for occupancy by more than one family." 

And by amending Section 7.1, Table of Off-Street Parking Standards, subparagraph K. to read as follows 
within the column entitled "Use": 

"Stores, offices and other lawful uses permitted pursuant to this zoning bylaw in the VB District 
in the vicinity of the municipal parking lot located on Assessor's map-parcels 18-004 and 18-014 
or on parcel 39-064." 

And by amending Section 7.1 table of Off-Street Parking Standards, to add anew subparagraph L. with 
the following text within the column entitled "Use.": 

"Apartments permitted pursuant to this zoning bylaw in the VB District." 



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And by amending Section 7.1, Table of Off-Street Parking Standards, to add a new subparagraph L. with 
the following text within the colunnn entitled "Number of Parking Spaces Required Per Unit": 

"One space per unit unless the apartments are proposed within that portion of a building 
existing on 1/5/55 or unless a reduced number is specifically authorized within the final action 
of the special permit granting authority upon a finding that one space per unit is not necessary 
for public safety and convenience, that the creation on on-site parking spaces is incompatible 
with approved design guidelines or that adequate provision for parking has otherwise been 
proposed." 

And further to add a new Sub-section 14 of Section 7.2 to read as follows: 

Accessory parking spaces that are maintained in existence within the village business (VB) 
district as of the date of adoption of Section 18 of this bylaw shall be maintained in connection 
with an existing use as of said date, and shall be subject to Section 7.2.1. unless otherwise 
authorized by the special permit granting authority upon a finding that the maintenance of said 
spaces is not necessary for public safety or that adequate provision for parking has otherwise 
been proposed. 

And by amending the title of Section 12.4 to read as follows: SPECIAL PERMITS 

And by amending the initial paragraph of Section 12.4, Special Permits, to read as follows: 

The board of appeals shall hear and decide only such special permits as it is specifically 
authorized to grant by the terms of this bylaw. The planning board shall hear and decide only 
such special permits as it is specifically authorized to grant by the terms of this bylaw. The 
special permit granting authority may grant special permits after a public hearing only where 
such conditions and safeguards as required by this bylaw have been made, and only after a 
determination that such grant would not be detrimental to the public health, safety, welfare, 
comfort, or the convenience of the community and would not be adverse to the town's 
economy and environment. 

And further by amending Sub-section 1 of Section 12.4 to replace the words "board of appeals" with the 
words "special permit granting authority". 

And further by amending Sub-section l.b. of Section 12.4 to replace the words "board of appeals" with 
the words "special permit granting authority". 

And further by amending Sub-section l.b. (2) of Section 12.4 to read as follows: 

The proposed use will not create any danger of pollution of public or private water facilities, and 
the methods of drainage at the proposed site, either on-site or via public sewage systems 
wherever necessary, are adequate. No excessive demand shall be imposed on the water supply 
system. 

And further by adding a new Sub-section l.b. 8 of Section 12.4 to read as follows: 

Prior to issuance of a special permit in the Village Business (VB) district, the special permit 
granting authority shall make findings of compliance with the additional required performance 



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standards in Section 18, which findings shall be set forth in the written decision of the special 
permit granting authority. 

And further by renumbering Sub-section l.b.8 to Sub-section l.b.9 and to renumber Sub-section l.b.9 to 
Sub-section l.b.lO. 

And further by amending Sub-section l.b.9 of Section 12.4 to read as follows: 

The comments and recommendations of the planning board have been considered where the 
zoning board of appeals is the special permit granting authority and where the special permit 
has been submitted to the planning board and the planning board has submitted its 
recommendations as required by this bylaw. Reasons for not accepting any of the comments 
and recommendations of the planning board shall be noted. 

And further by amending Sub-section 2 of Section 12.4 to read as follows: 

Within ten days after receipt of the application for a special permit, under this Section, the 
special permit granting authority shall transmit copies thereof, together with copies of the 
accompanying plans to the board of health, the planning board (if the planning board is not the 
special permit granting authority), the zoning board of appeals (if the zoning board of appeals is 
not the special permit granting authority), and the conservation commission. All such boards 
shall investigate the application and report in writing their recommendations to the special 
permit granting authority. 

And further by amending Sub-section 3 of Section 12.4 to read as follows: 

The special permit granting authority shall not take final action on such application until it has 
received a report thereof from the board of health, the planning board (if the planning board is 
not the special permit granting authority), the zoning board of appeals (if the zoning board of 
appeals is not the special permit granting authority), and the conservation commission or until 
said boards have allowed thirty-five days to elapse after receipt of such application without 
submission of a report. Failure by the special permit granting authority to take final action upon 
the application for a special permit within ninety days of the close of the public hearing shall be 
deemed to be a grant of the permit applied for and the town clerk shall certify forthwith. 

And further by amending Sub-section 4 of Section 12.4 to read as follows: 

A special permit granted pursuant to this Section shall lapse after two years, not including such 
time required to pursue or await the determination of an appeal from the grant thereof, if a 
substantial use thereof has not sooner commenced except for good cause, or in the case of 
permit for construction, if construction has not begun by said date except for good cause. 

And by adding a new Section 18, Special Permits in the Village Business (VB) District, to read as follows: 

18. SPECIAL PERMITS IN THE VILLAGE-BUSINESS (VB) DISTRICT 



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In addition to the requirements and procedures set forth in Section 12.4, applications for special 
permits in the Village Business (VB) District shall be subject to the additional required 
performance standards included in this Section 18. 

In addition to other findings of compliance as required pursuant to this bylaw, a special permit 
shall not be granted by the special permit granting authority unless and until the special permit 
granting authority has issued written findings certifying compliance with the performance 
standards of this Section 18, as follows: 

a. The maximum allowable floor area ratio shall be 1.3 provided, however, that the 
maximum allowable floor area ratio may be increased to 2.0 by the special permit 
granting authority provided that any such increase in floor area ratio shall not entitle the 
applicant to relief from other dimensional requirements of this bylaw unless such relief 
is otherwise and separately granted by variance, and only upon one or more of the 
following specific findings: 

i. A floor area ratio greater than 1.3 will result from permitted additions or 
expansions to buildings in existence as of the date of adoption of this Section 
18. 

ii. The approved use with a floor area ratio greater than 1.3 will provide a public 
benefit in addition to those necessary to meet all the other requirements of this 
bylaw such as: construction of off-site infrastructure serving a public purpose, 
such as parking and sidewalks; construction of low or moderate income 
apartments; construction of a building that will produce emissions that are at 
least 50% less than required to comply with the Massachusetts State Building 
Code based on calculations performed using the latest available version of 
energy modeling software issued by the United States Department of Energy; or 
a combination of such public benefits. 

iii. For purposes of the previous subsection (ii), the term "low or moderate income 
apartments" means a) low or moderate income housing as defined in M.G.L. 
C.40B and its regulations, b) "community housing" as defined in M.G.L. C.44B 
and its regulations, and/or c) housing that would be available to occupants 
having household incomes up to 125% of area median income, as area median 
income is then defined under M.G.L. C.40B and its regulations. 

b. The total gross floor area of a single apartment in the VB District shall be not less than 
700 square feet nor more than 1,500 square feet. 

c. In addition to the required performance standards in this Section 18, the special permit 
granting authority may adopt regulations establishing additional design guidelines for 
development in the VB district. 

d. In granting a special permit, the special permit granting authority may impose 
conditions on building and site design to ensure the architectural compatibility with the 
surrounding neighborhood, and to ensure consistency with approved design guidelines. 

e. The special permit granting authority shall not take final action on a special permit 
application proposing any expansion or exterior renovation of a building in the VB 
district that was built prior to 1/15/55 until first requesting, in addition to those reports 
detailed in Section 12.4.2, a report thereof from the historical commission, or until the 
historical commission has allowed thirty-five days to elapse after receipt of a copy of 
such application without submission of a report. Reasons for not accepting any of the 



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comments and recommendations of the historical commission shall be noted by the 
special permit granting authority in the final action on the application. 

2. In the VB District, the special permit granting authority may allow apartment units on ground 
floors of buildings only where: 

a. The building is located behind another building that has one or more retail or services 
uses on the ground floor, when considered relative to a street; or the residential portion 
of the first floor of a building is located behind one or more retail or services uses within 
the same building, when considered relative to a street; and 

b. Where the applicant demonstrates and the special permit granting authority specifically 
finds that first floor residential uses will not have an adverse impact on the continuity of 
any retail or services uses located adjacent to a street. 

3. The planning board shall be the special permit granting authority for uses identified by the 
letters "SPP" in Section 4.2 the Table of Use Regulations. A special permit issued pursuant to this 
Section 18 shall not be a substitute for compliance with Section 12.6, Site Plan Review, of these 
zoning bylaws where such compliance is required pursuant to applicable law. The grant of a 
special permit pursuant to this Section 18 shall not constitute a waiver of any requirement of 
Section 12.6. However, to facilitate processing, the planning board as special permit granting 
authority may accept a combined plan and application which must satisfy all applicable 
requirements of these zoning bylaws, including without limitation the requirements of Section 
12.4, Section 12.6, this Section 18 and the rules of the special permit granting authority relative 
to issuance of special permits. 

A 2/3's vote is required. Hand count: Yes 151 No 68. Motion adopted. 

ARTICLE 5 : CITIZENS'S PETITION - ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT -- WATERFRONT BUSINESS 

DISTRICT 

To see if the Town will vote to amend the Cohasset Zoning By-Law as follows: 

To amend "Section 4.2 Permitted Uses. Table of Use Regulations" for "Dwellings for more than one 
family including those in combination with stores or other permitted uses subject to Table 5.3.1 and 7.1. 
(11/13/07)" or as further amended from "No" to "SP" in the Waterfront Business (WB) district. 

And to further amend "Section 4.3 Additional Use Regulations" by adding after the last subsection of 
Section 4.3 the following new subsection, to be numbered in sequence, which shall read as follows: 

"Special permits In the Waterfront Business (WB) district shall be subject to the 
requirements and procedures set forth in "Section 12.4 Special Permits by the Board of 
Appeals", as amended. In addition to other findings of compliance as required 
pursuant to this bylaw, a special permit granting authority has issued written findings 
certifying compliance with the performance standards of this subsection as follows: 

a. The maximum allowable floor area ratio for new buildings shall be 1.5 

provided, however, that the maximum allowable floor area ratio may be 
increased to 2.0 by the special permit granting authority provided that 



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any such increase in floor area ratio shall not entitle the applicant to 
relief from other dinnensional requirements of this bylaw unless such 
relief is otherwise and separately granted by variance, and only upon 
one or more of the following specific findings: 

i. A floor area ratio greater than 1.5 will result from 

permitted additions or expansions to buildings in 
existence as of the date of adoption of this subsection. 

il. The approved use with a floor area ratio greater than 

1.5 will provide a public benefit in addition to those 
necessary to meet the requirements of this bylaw 
including: construction of off-site infrastructure serving 
a public purpose, such as parking and sidewalks; 
construction of low or moderate income dwelling units; 
construction of a building that will produce emissions 
that are at least 50% less than required to comply with 
the Massachusetts State Building Code based on 
calculations performed using the latest available version 
of energy modeling software issued by the United 
States Department of Energy; or a combination of such 
public benefits. 

New buildings in the WB district shall be set back a minimum of thirty 
feet from a RA or RB district provided, however, that a lot located 
partially within the WB district shall be deemed to satisfy this 
requirement provided that all new buildings on the lot are set back a 
minimum of thirty feet from an adjacent lot within a RA or RB district 
that is in residential use. 

In addition to the required performance standards in this subsection, 
the special permit granting authority may adopt regulations establishing 
additional design guidelines for development in the WB district. 

In granting a special permit, the special permit granting authority may 
impose conditions on building and site design to ensure the 
architectural compatibility with the surrounding neighborhood, and to 
ensure consistency with approved design guidelines. 

The special permit granting authority shall not take final action on a 
special permit application proposing any expansion or exterior 
renovation of a building in the WB district that was built prior to 
1/15/55 until first requesting, in addition to those reports detailed in 
Section 12.4.2, a report thereof from the historical commission, or until 
the historical commission has allowed thirty-five days to elapse after 
receipt of a copy of such application without submission of a report. 
Reasons for not accepting any of the comments and recommendations 
of the historical commission shall be noted by the special permit 
granting authority in the final action on the application." 



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And to further amend subsection 14, as amended, of "Section 4.3 Additional Use Regulations" by 
inserting after the phrase "with the exception of the VB district", on the third line thereof, the following, 
"and the WB district", so that said subsection 14, as amended, of "Section 4.3 Additional Use 
Regulations" shall read as follows: 

"Inclusionary Zoning. In any residential development of multifamily or apartment units 
containing 5 or more units, proposed on or after July 1, 2006 within any district with the 
exception of the VB district and the WB district and under any portion of the Bylaw, a 
minimum of one (1) unit or ten percent (10%) of the total number of dwelling units, 
whichever is greater, shall be eligible for qualification as "Local Action Units" (as defined 
in 760 C.M.R. 45.02) in accordance with the standards and conditions set forth in 760 
C.M.R. 45.03, so as to be eligible for inclusion within the "Subsidized Housing Inventory" 
(as defined in 760 C.M.R. 45.02) of the Town. In the event that the 10% calculation 
results in fractional units, there shall be a rounding up to the nearest whole number. If 
a specific provision of this bylaw or of applicable state or Federal law requires a greater 
number or percentage of "Local Action Units" or so-called "affordable housing units" 
than required by this provision (for example. Bylaw Section 16, MGL c. 40B), then the 
greater requirement shall control." 



NAME : 

Mary J. Larson 
Donald J. Larson 
Julie A. Laugelle 
Peter G. Laugelle. Jr. 
Cynthia C. Swartwood 



ADDRESS : 

55 North Main Street 

55 North Main Street 

11 King Street 

11 King Street 

348 South Main Street 



NAME : 

Sharon S. Chase 
Bruce A. Herzfelder 
Claire B. Watts 
Thomas J. Koncius 
Lee A. DeVries 



ADDRESS 

170 South Main Street 

133 Beach Street 

76 Nichols Road 

30 Fernway 

135 Nichols Road 



MOVED that this article be indefinitely postponed. 



Motion adopted unanimously. 



ARTICLE 6 



COMMUNITY PRESERVATION COMMITTEE 



To see what action the Town will take with respect to the recommendations of the Community 
Preservation Committee for Fiscal Year 2008, and to see if the Town will vote to implement any such 
recommendation by appropriating a sum or sums of money from the Community Preservation Fund 
established pursuant to Chapter 44B of the General Laws, and from any other source, by raising and 
appropriating, transferring from available funds, borrowing pursuant to any applicable statute or 
borrowing pursuant to any applicable statute for this purpose, and further to authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to acquire by purchase, gift or eminent domain, or alternatively to convey, sell or dispose of, 
such real property interests as may be necessary or advisable by the Community Preservation Act to 
implement any such expenditure of community preservation funds. 

MOVED that this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 



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ARTICLE 7 : AMEND BYLAWS TO ELIMINATE COMMITTEES 

To see If the Town will vote to amend Article V (Appointed Standing Town Boards & Committees) by 
stril<ing the following sections in their entirety: Section 2 (Personnel Committee); Section 11 (Design 
Review Board); Section 13 (Committee to Survey Structure & Function of Town Government); Section 14 
(Drainage Committee); Section 17 (Commission on Disabilities); and Section 19 (Civilian Dispatch 
Committee), and further to consecutively renumber the remaining sections of Article V. 

MOVED that Article V (Appointed Standing Town Boards & Committees) be amended by striking the 
following sections in their entirety: Section 2 (Personnel Committee); Section 11 (Design Review Board); 
Section 13 (Committee to Survey Structure & Function of Town Government); Section 14 (Drainage 
Committee); Section 17 (Commission on Disabilities); and Section 19 (Civilian Dispatch Committee), and 
further to consecutively renumber the remaining sections of Article V. 

Amendment offered by Robin Lawrence, member of the Board of Health. Remove Section 14 (Drainage 
Committee) from the motion. Amendment defeated. 

Amendment offered by William Good, member of the Planning Board. Remove Section 11 (Design 
Review Board) from the motion. Amendment adopted. 

Main motion as amended is adopted. 

ARTICLES : TAKING OF PORTION OF LAND AT 55 NORFOLK ROAD 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire by purchase, gift, eminent 
domain, on such terms as the Board of Selectmen deem appropriate and subject to the Town obtaining 
an appropriation of funds for the costs of acquisition and full indemnification for any liabilities arising 
from any such acquisition, a portion of real property known as and numbered 55 Norfolk Road and more 
particularly described below. 

"A certain parcel situated in Cohasset, in the county of Norfolk, Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, being shown as Lot A on a plan entitled "Plan of land on Pleasant Street, 
Cohasset, Mass.", dated June 19, 1998, drawn by Neil J. Murphy Assoc. P.C, duly 
recorded with the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds as Plan No. 636 of 1998 in Plan 
Book 459." 

The purpose of such acquisition is to clarify and correct a defective title to lands previously granted by 
the Town of Cohasset by deed dated October 20, 1998 and recorded with the Norfolk County Registry of 
Deeds in Book 12972, Page 455. 

MOVED that this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 



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ARTICLE 9: 



DISPOSITION OF PORTION OF LAND AT 55 NORFOLK ROAD 



To see if the Town will vote authorize the Board of Selectmen to sell or otherwise dispose of, on such 
terms as the Board of Selectmen deem appropriate and subject to Massachusetts G.L. c. BOB, a portion 
of real property known as and numbered 55 Norfolk Road and more particularly described below. 

"A certain parcel situated in Cohasset, in the county of Norfolk, Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, being shown as Lot A on a plan entitled "Plan of land on Pleasant Street, 
Cohasset, Mass.", dated June 19, 1998, drawn by Neil J. Murphy Assoc. P.C, duly 
recorded with the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds as Plan No. 636 of 1998 in Plan 
Book 459." 

The purpose of such sale or other disposition is to clarify and correct a defective title to lands previously 
granted by the Town of Cohasset by deed dated October 20, 1998 and recorded with the Norfolk County 
Registry of Deeds in Book 12972, Page 455. 

MOVED that this article be indefinitely postponed. Motion adopted unanimously. 



ARTICLE 10: 



CITIZENS PETITION - CONSTRUCTION OF SIDEWALK ON ROUTE 3A 



To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds or borrow pursuant 
to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of money to be expended by the Town Manager to construct a 
sidewalk on Chief Justice Cushing Highway (Route 3A) from Sanctuary Pond Road to King Street. 



NAME 

Marcia L. Comeau 
Christopher D. Comeau 
Bridget O'Brien 
Kevin T. O'Brien 
Roberto. Speer 



ADDRESS 

26 Sanctuary Pond Road 
26 Sanctuary Pond Road 
28 Sanctuary Pond Road 
28 Sanctuary Pond Road 
21 Sanctuary Pond Road 



NAME 

Nora E. Speer 
Earl D. Axelson 
Corey E. Axels 
Leslie C. Bryan 



ADDRESS 



21 Sanctuary Pond 
29 Sanctuary Pond 
29 Sanctuary Pond 
20 Sanctuary Pond 
Douglas E. Bryan 20 Sanctuary Pond 



MOVED that this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 11 : DISPOSITION OF PROPERTY 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to sell, convey or otherwise dispose of 
any interest the Town may have in that certain property known as Town Assessor Map 52, Parcel 1, 
addressed as 821 Jerusalem Road, Cohasset, and described more particularly in the deed recorded at 
the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds in Book 13619, Page 103, subject to Massachusetts G.L. c. 30B. 

MOVED that the Board of Selectmen be authorized to sell, convey or otherwise dispose of any interest 
the Town may have in that certain property known as Town Assessor Map 1, Parcel 52, addressed as 821 
Jerusalem Road, Cohasset, and described more particularly in the deed recorded at the Norfolk County 
Registry of Deeds in Book 13619, Page 103, subject to Massachusetts G.L. c. 30B. 



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A 2/3's vote is required. Motion adopted unanimously. 

It was moved and seconded that this Special Town Meeting be dissolved at 10 p.m. 

A True Record, ATTEST: 

Marion L. Douglas 
Town Clerk 



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VITAL STATISTICS - 2007 

Record of birth, marriage and death records in the Town of Cohasset for 2007are as follows: 

BIRTHS 

The numbers of births recorded were forty-four males and thirty-one females. 

MARRIAGES 

The total of marriages was thirty-two. Twenty-four of those were solemnized in Cohasset during the 
current year. 

DEATHS 

The total number of deaths was seventy-three including residents of Cohasset who died elsewhere and 
non-residents who died in Cohasset. 



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PROSPECTIVE JUROR LIST 

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 234A, Section 15, the Prospective Juror List is 
available in the Town Clerk's office with the names of those residents who nnay be summoned 
for juror service. 

This information is available for public inspection during normal office hours. 

Respectfully submitted, 



Marion L. Douglas 
Town Clerk 



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TOWN ACCOUNTANT 

Submitted herewith is my annual report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2007. This report 
includes the following: 

GENERAL FUND 

1. Historical Data 

2. Balance Sheet (Combined) 

3. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance 

4. Report of Appropriations and Expenditures 

5. Statement of Revenues, Budget vs. Actual 

6. Statement of State and County Assessments 
SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 

1. Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance, 
Town Special Revenue Funds 

3. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance, 
School Special Revenue Funds 

SEWER FUNDS - NORTH AND CENTRAL COHASSET 

1. Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance 

3. Report of Appropriations and Expenditures 
WATER FUND 

1. Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Retained Earnings 

3. Report of Appropriations and Expenditures 
CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND 

1. Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance 
TRUST FUNDS 

1. Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance 
LONG TERM DEBT GROUP OF ACCOUNTS 

1. Statement of Long Term Debt 

2. Statement of Debt Authorized and Unissued 
OTHER REPORTS 

1. Schedule of Reserve Fund Transfers 

2. Community Preservation Fund 

3. Schedule of Wages and Salaries Paid 

Respectfully Submitted, 
J. Michael Buckley 



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SUMMARY OF HISTORICAL FINANCIAL DATA 



TAX RATE 



2002 


11.48 


2003 


11.99 


2004 


11.89 


2005 


10.44 


2006 


10.84" 


2007 


10.50 


2008 


10.60 




TAX LEVY 



TOWN VALUATION 

1,556,758,883 
1,602,813,423 
1,730,261,119 
2,086,149,189 
2,173,147,423 
2,324,029,983 
2,403,120,204 

OPERATING BUDGET 



2002 
2003 
2004 
2005 
2006 
2007 
2008 



17,871,592 
19,217,733 
20,572,805 
22,779,398 
23,556,917 
24,402,315 
25,473,074 



26,132,418 
26,954,203 
28,112,193 
29,784,963 
31,724,742 
33,174,703 
35,340,212 



AVERAGE 
SINGLE FAMILY TAX BILL 



STATE AID * 



2002 
2003 
2004 
2005 
2006 
2007 
2008 



6,437 
6,909 
7,396 
7,804 
8,442 
8,664 
8,988 



1,544,535 

1,491,660 

915,942 

927,721 

910,613 

1,117,164 

1,284,155 



FREE CASH 



STABILIZATION FUND* 



2002 
2003 
2004 
2005 
2006 
2007 



1,106,473 
937,302 
346,818 
737,226 

1,007,767 
956,971 



1,035,146 

921,309 

492,660 

38,962 

42,781 

562,792 



* Unrestricted Net 



103 







TOWN OF COHABSET 














COMBINED BALANCE SHEET 




Fiduciary 












JUNE 30, 20C 7 




Fund Type 


General 








Special 


Capital 






Agency and 


Long Term 






General 


Revenue 


Projects 


Water 


Sewer 


Trust 


Debt 


Totals 




















Assets 


















Cash 


$3,532,402 


2,747,342 


$2,229,163 


$144,830 


$406,825 


$4,455,110 




$13,515,672 


Rece(vables: 



















Personal Property Taxes 


25.957 















25,957 


Real Estate Taxes 


377,473 















377,473 


Tax Deferrals 


473,528 















473,528 


Provision for Abatements & Exemptions 


(277,013) 















(277,013) 


Motor Vehide Excise Taxes 


130,461 















130,461 


Boat Excise Taxes 


4,689 


4.689 












9,378 


Water Use Charges 









306,980 








306,980 


Sewer Use Charges 











137,307 






137,307 


Utility Liens 









8,220 


8,432 






16,652 


Tax Liens 


142,602 















142,602 


Tax Possessions 


87,317 















87,317 


Departmental Receivables 


356,880 


4,061 












360.941 


Betterments 


5.156.038 















5.156,038 


Committed Interest 


2,779 















2,779 


Due From Other Funds 


85,100 


22.461 








77,287 




184,848 


Due From Other Governments 




4,138 












4,138 


Fixed Assets 




















Accumulated Depreciaton 


















Amount to be Provided Bonds Payable i 













58.876.020 


58,876,020 


Amount to be Provided Bonds Auth & Unissued 















52.629.390 


52,629,390 


Amount to be Provided Notes Payable 




618,993 


1,850,950 


13.700.000 


540,000 






16,709,943 

















Total Assets 


$10,098,213 


$3,401,684 


$4,080,113 ! $14,160,030 


$1,092,564 


$4,532,397 


$111,505,410 


$148,870,411 




=========== ======= =========== =========== ',============ 






, 
















Warrants Payable 


$1,210,618 















1,210,618 


Accrued Payroll 


76,189 















76.189 


Prepaid Real Estate Taxes 


22,467 


405 












22.872 


Payroll Deductions Payable 













358,001 




358,001 


Other Liabilities 













12,007 




12,007 


Deferred Revenue 


6,480,711 


8,750 












6,489.461 


Due to Other Funds 


8,233 







69,054 




107.561 




184.848 


Notes Payable 




618,993 


1,850.950 


13,700,000 


540,000 






16,709,943 


Bonds Payable 















58.876.020 


58.876.020 


Bonds Authonzed & Unissued 















52.629.390 


52,629,390 






































Total Liabilities 


$7,798,217 


$628,148 


$1,850,950 


$13,769,054 


$540,000 


$477,569 


$111,505,410 


$136,569,348 














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Undesignated Fund Balance 


1,235,340 


134,181 




(478.057) 


28,299 






919,763 


Reserved For Encumbrances 


689.656 


704.175 






36,608 






1,430.438 


Reserved For Depreciation 








104.723 


272,512 






377,235 


Reserved For Continued Appropnations 







2,229.163 


764.310 


215,145 






3,208,618 


Reserved For Expenditures 


375,000 















375,000 


















Fund Balance Reserved For 


















School Lunch Fund 




-1,355 












(1,355) 


Chapter 90 Highway Construction Funds 




516,590 












516,590 


School Committee Gifts 




64,067 












64,067 


School Music Gifts 




11,385 












11,385 


School Summer Programs 




2.232 












2,232 


School Athletic Revolving 




95.630 












95,630 


School After School Programs 




50.091 












50,091 


School Preschool Revolving 




3,764 












3,764 


School Transportation Revolving 




39,838 












39.838 


School Middle School Intramurals 




2,918 












2.918 


School Building Utilization 




6,159 












6.159 


School Insurance Proceeds 




4,657 












4,657 


School Kindergarten Revolving 




122,635 












122,635 


School Lost Books Fund 




2,460 












2,460 


School METCO Grant 




1,181 












1.181 


School Circuit Breaker Grant 




310,121 












310,121 


School Medicaid Reimtxjrsements 




110,058 












110,058 


School Foundation Reserve Grant 




93,376 












93,376 


School State & Federal Grants i 


17.777 












17.777 


Waterways Fund 


38.128 












38,128 


Lighthouse Keepers Memonal 


738 












738 


Bond Premiums 


49,965 












49,965 


Council on Aging Gifts 


19,768 












19,768 


Handicap Parking Fines 




6,820 












6,820 


Mary Babaian Gift Fund 




4,690 












4.690 


Histoncal Commission Gift Fund 




1,680 












1,680 


Selectmen Gifts 




2,294 












2,294 


Drug & Alcohol Committee 




4,121 












4,121 


Planning Board Deposits 




53,698 












53,698 


Fire Department Gifts 


2,061 












2,061 


Linden Dnve Project 


242 












242 


Fire Department Gifts 




10,389 












10,389 



104 







TOWN OF COHASSET 














COMBINED BALANCE SHEET 




Fiduciary 












JUNE 30, 20a 


7 




Fund Type 


General 








Special 


Capital 






Agency and 


Long Term 






General 


Revenue 


Projects 


Water 


Sewer 


Tojst Debt 


Totals 




















Insurance Proceeds 




13,303 












13,303 


Tree & Park Gift Funds 




1,130i 










1,130 


Harbormaster Gift Funds 




3,000 1 










3,000 


Law Enforcement Fund 




29,065 












29,065 


Police Gift Funds 




5,813 












5,813 


Friends of the Library 




16,071 












16,071 


Pratt Memonal Fund 




274 












274 


Library SEMLS Grant 




18,992 










18,992 


Wetlands Protection Fund 




12,260 












12,260 


Conservation Performance Bonds 




23,000 












23,000 


Conservation Deposits 




18,529 










18.529 


Board of Health Gift Funds 




30,302 












30,302 


Historical Commission Gift Funds 




23,141 












23,141 


Zoning Board Deposits 




3,639 










3,639 


Recreation Fund 




17,731 












17,731 


Storm Drain Mapping Grant 




13,850 












13,850 


GIS Grant 




4,349 












4,349 


Polling Hours Grant 




2,241 












2,241 


Harbormaster Grants 




14,934 












14,934 


Elder Affairs Grants 




340 












340 


Police Department Grants 




18.521 












18,521 


Fire Department Grants 




11.670 












11,670 


Recycling Grant 




4,848 












4,848 




















Robert Charles Billings Park Tmst 












2,127 




2,127 


Billings Pratt Park Taist 












1,875 




1,875 


H.W. Wadleigh Trust ! 










9,948 ! i 9,948 


Wheelwnght Park Taist 












17,249 ! 


17,249 


Edith W. Bates Town Pond Common Tmst 












12,100 




12,100 


Woodside Cemetery Perpetual Care 












261,228 




261 ,228 


Beechwood Cemetery Perpetual Care 












19,681 




19.681 


Beechwood Cemetery Association Trust 












6,837 




6.837 


Harry Wilbur Woodside Lots Trust i 








11,721 




11.721 


C L Bell - N. Cohasset Cemetery Trust ! 








51,663 




51,663 


IB. Newey - N Cohasset Cemetery Trust 








1 


41,468 


41.468 


Cedar Street Perpetual Care 












5,433 




5.433 


Ripley Fund 












9,490 




9.490 


MM Hardy Scholarship Fund 












290,802 




290.802 


J.W. Nichols Scholarship Fund 












3,667 




3.667 


Shuebruk Scholarship Fund 












147,911 




147,911 


Major William Arthur Scholarship Fund 












9,671 




9,671 


William Ripley Jr. Athletic Fund 












23,721 




23,721 


Stevens Scholarship Fund 












226.622 


226.622 


Creamer Scholarship Fund 












1.714 




1.714 


Langham Scholarship Fund 


1 








15.502 




15,502 


Alumni Scholarship Fund 


1 








3.660 


3.660 


Conservation Taist Fund 












39.596 




39.596 


Stabilization Fund 












1,068,766 




1,068,766 


Beechwood Improvement Recreation Trust 












11,717 




11,717 


Town Pump Maintenance Trust 












2,422 




2.422 


Reed's Comer Trust Fund 












169 




169 


Paul Pratt Memorial Library Fund 












1,113,643 




1,113,643 


Pension Reserve Tnjst Fund 












476,749 




476,749 


Beechwood Ballpark Improvement Fund 












27,655 




27.655 


Staunton Scholarship 












1,696 




1.696 


Noel Ripley Scholarship 












67,423 




67.423 


Arts Lottery Trust Fund 












3,986 




3.986 


Captains Walk Fund 












9,744 




9.744 


Hagerty Gift Fund 












933 




933 


Elder Affairs Tnjst 












25.022 




25.022 


Gritzan Scholarship Fund 












21.775 




21,775 


Town Scholarship Fund 












3.338 




3.338 


Town Education Fund 












5,309 




5.309 


Town Senior Fund 












795 




795 
















1 


Total Fund Equity 


$2,299,996 


$2,773,535 


$2,229,163 


$390,976 


$552,564 


$4,054,828 


$0 


$12,301,061 










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Total Liabilities and Fund Equity 


$10,098,213 


$3,401,684 


$4,080,113 


$14,160,030 


$1,092,564 $4,532,397 ' $111,505,410 $148,870,410 




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_= = = 



105 



STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES 
AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE 
GENERAL FUND 
FISCAL YEAR 2007 



Revenue: 

Property Taxes 
State Aid 
Excise Taxes 
Other Local Receipts 

Total Revenue 

Less: 

Expenditures: 

General Government 

Public Safety 

Schools 

Public Works 

Public Health 

Human Services 

Culture & Recreation 

Debt Service 

Employee Benefits & Insurance 

State and County Assessments 

Total Expenditures 

Encumbrances: 
Encumbrances 
Encumbrances-Prior Year 

Total Encumbrances 

Other Financing Sources (Uses)) 
Operating Transfers In 
Operating Transfers Out 
Overlay Surplus Release 
Appropriation Deficits (net) 
Miscellaneous Adjustments 

Total Financing Sources (Uses)) 

Excess of Revenues Over Expenditures 

Unreserved Fund Balance July 1, 2006 

Unreserved Fund Balance June 30, 2007 



23,979,517 
2,700,583 
1,246,095 
2,336,209 



1,439,390 

3,904,549 

13,045,764 

2,082,082 

130,453 

181,473 

612,645 

4,490,936 

3,712,630 

1,076,387 



689,656 
(998,453) 



560,877 

(511,372) 





47,624 



30,262,404 



30,676,309 



(308,797) 



97,129 
(7,979) 
1,243,319 
$1,235,340 



106 



GENERAL FUND REVENUE 

BUDGET vs. ACTUAL 

FISCAL YEAR 2007 



Budget 



Actual 



Uncollected 



% 
Collected 



TAX LEVY 










Real Estate 


24,276,481 


23,819,876 


(456,605) 


98.1% 


Personal Property 


125,834 


133,300 


7,466 


105.9% 


Pro Forma Tax 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Tax Liens 


- 


13,071 


13,071 


- 


Rollback Tax 


^ 


- 


- 


- 


Deferred Tax 


- 


13,270 


13,270 


- 


Total Tax Levy 


24,402,315 


23,979,517 


(422,798) 


98.3% 


STATE AID 











School Chapter 70 
School Construction 
Additional Assistance 
Lottery 

Veterans' Exemptions 
Elderly Exemptions 
Veterans' Benefits 
Charter School Reimb. 

Total State Aid 



1,552,631 


1,552,631 


- 


100.0% 


485,300 


485,300 


- 


100.0% 


166,099 


166,099 


- 


100.0% 


468,094 


468,094 


- 


100.0% 


5,988 


12,750 


6,762 


212.9% 


8,032 


10,040 


2,008 


125.0% 


11,270 


5,669 


(5,601) 


50.3% 


2,697,414 


2,700,583 


3,169 


100.1% 



LOCAL RECEIPTS 



Motor Vehicle Excise 


1,193,586 


1,237,101 


43,515 


103.6% 


Boat Excise 


7,500 


8,994 


1,494 


119.9% 


Betterments - Sewer 


475,000 


508,534 


33,534 


107.1% 


Penalty & Interest on Taxes - 










Committed Interest 


60,000 


56,355 


(3,645) 


93.9% 


Property Taxes 


60,000 


47,381 


(12,619) 


79.0% 


Liens 


65,000 


4,440 


(60,560) 


6.8% 


Excise 


5,000 


5,644 


644 


112.9% 


Facility Stickers 


100,000 


164,561 


64,561 


164.6% 


Trash Bags 


120,000 


130,303 


10,303 


108.6% 


Fees - 










Board Of Selectmen 


4,000 


4,182 


182 


104.5% 


Town Clerk 


8,000 


6,906 


(1,094) 


86.3% 


Treasurer/Collector 


22,000 


30,301 


8,301 


137.7% 


Assessors 


3,000 


2,548 


(452) 


84.9% 


ZBA 


2,500 


3,779 


1,279 


151.1% 


Planning Board 


7,000 


6,570 


(430) 


93.9% 


Conservation Commission 


8,000 


8,102 


102 


101.3% 


Police Dept 


13,000 


25,198 


12,198 


193.8% 


Ambulance 


327,000 


358,002 


31,002 


109.5% 



107 





GENERAL FUND REVENUE 








BUDGET vs. ACTUAL 








FISCAL YEAR 2007 




n/ 




Budqet 


Actual 


Uncollected 


% 
Collected 


Fire Department Other 


5,000 


6,292 


1,292 


125.8% 


Weights & Measures 


1,000 


3,615 


2,615 


.361.5% 


Dog Officer 


100 


60 


(40) 


60.0% 


Recycling 


16,300 


26,415 


10,115 


162.1% 


Public Works 


100 


- 


(100) 


0.0% 


Transfer Station Fees 


25,000 


24,022 


(978) 


96.1% 


School 


- 


9,445 


9,445 


- 


Library Fees 


15,000 


14,330 


(670) 


95.5% 


Cemetery Fees 


15,000 


17.925 


2,925 


119.5% 


Recreation Fees 


70,000 


80.309 


10,309 


114.7% 


Town Rentals 


15,000 


19.961 


4,961 


- 


In Lieu of Tax 


- 




- 


- 


Licenses & Permits - 










Board Of Health 


23,000 


28.115 


5,115 


122.2% 


Building 


243,000 


234.109 


(8,891) 


96.3% 


Plumbing 


10,000 


9,896 


(104) 


99.0% 


Gas 


5,000 


5,778 


778 


115.6% 


Electhcal 


20,000 


24,225 


4,225 


121.1% 


Dog 


6,000 


5,931 


(69) 


98.9% 


Alcoholic Beverage 


22,000 


20,775 


(1,225) 


94.4% 


Selectmen Other 


5.000 


5,095 


95 


101.9% 


Selectmen Road Openings 


1.000 


1,050 


50 


105.0% 


Unclassified 


- 


18.151 


18,151 


- 


Fines & Forfeits - 










Parking 


23,000 


32,622 


9.622 


141.8% 


Court Fines 


5,000 


6,975 


1,975 


139.5% 


Registry Fines 


10,000 


13,255 


3,255 


132.6% 


Conservation Commission 


- 


10.000 


10,000 


- 


Unclaimed Checks 


- 




- 


- 


Investment Income 


170,000 


251,684 


81,684 


148.0% 


Harbor Fees 


72,000 


103,370 


31,370 


143.6% 


Total Local Receipts 


3,258,086 


3,582,304 


324,218 


110.0% 


GRAND TOTAL 


30,357,815 


30,262,404 


(95,411) 


99.7% 



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114 



STATE AND COUNTY ASSESSMENTS 

BUDGET VS. ACTUAL 

FISCAL YEAR 2007 





ESTIMATED 


ACTUAL 


ASSESSMENT 


CHARGES 


CHARGES 


County Tax 


$91,772 


$91,772 


Retired Teachers Health Insurance 


730,560 


730,560 


Mosquito Control Project 


30,414 


30,414 


Air Pollution Control 


3,119 


3,119 


Metro Area Planning Council 


2,044 


2,044 


Registry Non Renewals 


6,280 


3,680 


Mass Bay Transit Authority 


141,030 


141,030 


Special Education 


1,283 





Charter Schools 


88,448 


73,768 


Totals 


$1,094,950 


$1,076,387 



115 



ENTERPRISE FUNDS 
STATEMENT OF REVENUE, EXPENDITURES AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE 

FISCAL YEAR 2007 



User Charges 
Connection Fees 
Other Departmental Revenue 
Penalties & Interest 
State Aid 

Total Revenue 

General Expenses 
Encumbrances 
Depreciation Expense 
Debt Service - Principal 
Debt Service - Interest 
Indirect Costs 

Total Expenditures 

Excess of Revenue Over Expenditures 

Retained Earnings July 1, 2006 

Retained Earnings June 30, 2007 



Central 
Sewer 


Straits 
Sewer 


Water 


Totals 


631,890 

6,985 

1,100 

1,396 

21,332 


246,503 





1,827 




1,984,718 

61,520 

88,124 

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294,137 


2,863,111 

68,505 

89,224 

32,168 

315,469 


662,703 


248,330 


2,457,444 


3,368,477 


601,560 

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58,550 

54,312 


134,382 

48,737 

52,750 





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1,159,875 



680,158 



716,358 

26,838 


1,895,817 

54,575 

732,908 

58,550 

716,358 

101,235 


720,260 


255,954 


2,583,229 


3,559,443 


(57,557) 


(7,624) 


(125,785) 


(190,966) 


20,429 


73,050 


(356,684) 


(263,205) 


(37,128) 


65,426 


(482,469) 


(454,171) 



116 



COMMUNITY PRESERVATION FUND 
STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE 

Revenue:* 



Surcharge Revenue 
Penalties & Interest 
Investment Income 
State Distribution 

Total Revenue 



323,116 

553 

38,651 

303,405 



665,725 



Expenditures 

Encumbrances - Prior Year 
Encumbrances 

Total Expenditures & Encumbrances 

Excess of Revenue Over Expenditures 

Undesignated Fund Balance July 1 , 2006 

Less: Prior Year Accrual 

Undesignated Fund Balance June 30, 2007 



*Cash Basis 



694,869 

(433,110) 

704,175 



(965,934) 
(300,209) 

434,390 


134,180 



117 



DEBT STATEMENT 
FISCAL YEAR 2007 



Proiect 



Amount I Dale of 
of Issue I lssue~ 



iagefly Property (Refi) 



vlMetJC Fields Supplement (Refi) 



tlhletic Fields (Refi) 



>ubllc Works Garage (Refi) 



^er I & I 



495.911 ! 10/01/04 



34.453 10/01/04 



232.367 



10/01/04 



10/01/04 



Interest 



Tenri 



Rate 



07/01/06 



Outstanding 
Balance 



Principal 



Additions 



f yrs 



6yrs. 



5 yrs 



r yrs. 



70.000 



iewer I & I (Refi) 



jndfill Capping 



I jndfill Capping (Refi) 



26.145 



1.315.000 



08/15/96 



10/01/04 



08/15/96 



20 yrs. 



12 yrs. 



20 yrs 



700 .531 10/01/04 



^ev» Elementary School 



^ublic Works Garage Water MairT 



Jublic Works Garage Supplement 



10.140.000 



60.000 



10/15/98 



230.000 



10/1 5«8 



10/15/98 



12yrs 



200-3.25 



2.00-300 



2.00-2.87 



2.00-3.25 



4.65-6.10 



2.00-3 60 



465-610 



200-360 



19 yrs 



10 yrs 



390-575 



390-575 



18 yrs 



Harbor Dredging 



75.000 



School Technology 



Sewer I & I MWPAT 96-37 



Fkx)d Control 



Harbor Moonngs 



Fire Trucks 



Hartx)r Improvements 



Sewer I & I 



Hagerty Property 



Cemelery Construction 



Forest Avenue Sidewalk 

SctMXil Planning 

, School Construction 

Lime League Fields 
Departmental Equiprrwnt 

Library 

Police & Fire Station 
Central Sewer Plant 
Sewer Planning 



100.000 



10/15/98 



12 yrs 



10/15/98 



9 yrs. 



390-575 



390-575 



168.649 I 10/06/99 



l^ew Elementary School Completion 2 244.500 



12/01/99 



20 yrs 



390-575 



IS yrs 



375-5.25 



260.000 i 12A)1/99 | 15ytv" 



90.000 



360.000 



12/01/99 



12/01/00 



109.500 I 12A)1/00 



9 yrs. 



iyrs 



3 75-5 25 i 



3.75-5.25 



430-6.00 



9 yrs. 



80.000 I 01/15/02 



15 yrs. 



255.000 



01/15rt)2 



750.000 ! 



01/15/02 



100.000 01/15/02 



1S6.0O0 



oensiw 



16.720.000 06/15/04 



184.600 
793.000 
650.000 
950.000 
98.288 



06/15/04 
06/15rt>4 
06/15/04 
06/15/04 
06/14/04 



122.902 i 06/15/04 



10 yrs. 



9 yrs. 



5 yrs 
20 yrs. 
20 yrs 
13yre. 
lOyre 
17 yrs. 
14 yrs. 
20 yrs 
3 yrs. 



430-6 00 



225-4 60 



2.2&^10 



2.25-4 10 



2.25-360 
3.00-5.00 
300-500 
300-500 
3 00-4 00 
300-500 
300-500 
300-5 00 
3.00-3.50 



194.273 



33.800 



228.176 



333.752 



4.800 



25.769 



92.150 



691.093 



7.525.000 



18.000 



137.000 



30,000 



20.000 



140.731 



135.000 



140.000 



30.000 



135.000 



40.000 



40.000 



135.000 



380.000 



20.000 

135.000 

15.630.000' 

150.000 

580.000' 

610.000 

870.000 ' 

85.000 

40.000 i 



Principal 



Payment 



30.488 



SRF 



Assistance 



7.125 



59,382 



49.273 



4.800 



361 



92,150 



9,638 



470.000 



6.000 



13.000 



6,000 



10.000 



6,485 



15,000 



20.000 



10,000 



45,000 



10,000 



10.000 



30.000 



80,000 



20.000 
10,000 

580.000 
15.000 

110.000 
40.000 
80.000 



5.000 



40.000 



Principal 
Paydowns 



06/30/07 



Outstanding 



Balance 



2,079 



163.785 



26.674 



168.794 



284.479 



25.408 



681.455 



7.055,000 



12,000 



124,000 



24,000 



10,000 



132,167 



120,000 



120,000 



20.000 



90,000 



30.000 



30,000 



105.000 



300.000 



125.000" 
15,050,000" 
135.000 ' 
470.000~ 
570.000' 
790.000~ 
80.000 



FY07 
Interest 



Payment 



5.072 



5.183 



8.772 



2.327 



21,742 



328.773 



1.000 



5,844 



1.212 



1.782 



6,285 



6,400 



1,190 



4,905 



1.535 



1,375 
4,750 



13.440 



5,775 



699.713 



6.075 



22.125 



22.130 
29.925 



3.763 



1.400 



118 



DEBT STATEMENT 
FISCAL YEAR 2007 







































07/01/06 










06/30/07 


FY07 


Project 


Amount 


Date of 




Interest 


Outstanding 


Pnndpal 


Pnncipal 


SRF 


Pnncipal 


Outstanding 


Interest 




of Issue 


Issue 


Term 


Rate 


Balance 


Additons 


Payment 


Assistance 


Paydowns i Balance ! : Payment 




















































Hammond Ave Drarnage 


190.000 


06/15/04 


3yrs. 


300-3.50 


190.000 




10,000 






180,000 




7.600 




























NewtonvJIle 


54,000 


08/11/05 


19yrs 


3,50-4.75 


54.000 




4,000 






50,000 




2.160 




























James Brook Flooding 


96,400 


08/11/05 


19yrs. 


3.50-4,75 


96.400 




6,400 






90,000 




3.768 




























Newtonville Drainage 


100.000 


08/11/05 


ISyre. 


3,50-4,75 


100.000 




10.000 






90,000 




3.865 




























Library Roof 


25.000 


08/11/05 


4yrs. 


3.50^.75 


23.600 




8,600 






15,000 ■ 


760 




























Departmental Equipment 


373,000 


08/11/05 




350-4,75 


373.000 




118,000 






255,000 




12.663 




























Little Harbor Engineertng 


100,000 


08/11/05 


3yrs 


3,5CM,75 


100.000 




35,000 






65,000 




3.412 




























King Street Land 


400.000 


08/11/05 


17yrs. 


3.50^.75 


400.000 




25,000 






375,000 




8.052 




























West Comer Culvert 


25,000 


08/11/05 


3yrs. 


3.50-4 75 


25.000 [ 


10,000 






15.000 




850 












============== 


============ 










============ 


TOTALS - TAX LEVY FUNDED 










$29,991,544 


$0 


$2,111,703 


$2,079 


$0 


$27,877,762 


$1,258,515 
























1 
































































1 
























1 




































Betterment and Tax Lew Oblioations - 




















































Straits Pond Sewer 


325,000 


10/15/98 


15yrs. 


3.90-5.75 


185.000 




20,000 






165.000 


\ 7.880 




























Straits Pond Sewer MWPAT 96-33 


1.930,900 


12/09/98 


20yrs, 




1.342.900 




33.497 


57,403 




1.252.000 




17.958 




























Straits Pond Sewer MWPAT 96-34 


1,660,400 


12/09/98 


20yrs 




1.180.288 




61,625 


18,175 




1.100.488 




15.763 




























Downtown Sewer MWPAT 97-38 


840.500 


12/09/98 


20yrs. 




584.500 




30,268 


9,332 




544.900 




7.817 




























Downtown Sewer MWPAT 98-45 


187,400 


12/09/98 


20yrs. 




130.300 




6,719 


2,081 




121.500 




1.743 




























Downtown Sewer MWPAT 98-55 


261.700 


12/09/98 


20yrs. 




182.000 




4,522 


7,778 




169.700 




2,435 








1 


















Downtown Sewer MWPAT 98-105 


1.630,000 


10/06/99 


20yrs, 




1.224.803 




53,849 


18,161 




1.152.793 




16,002 




























Downtown Sewer MWPAT 98-106 


1.625.000 


10/06/99 


20yrs. 




1,219.803 




21,064 


50,948 




1.147.791 




15,926 




























Straits Pond Sewer MWPAT 96-33A 


1,866,327 


11/01/00 


20yrs, 




1,486.193 




26,120 


57,495 




1.402.578 




17.770 


























Straits Pond Sewer MWPAT 96-34A 


2.072.061 


11/01/00 


20yrs. 


1 1,560,911 




82,943 


25,654 




1.452.314 




20.752 


























Straits Pond Sewer MWPAT 96-34 A i 506,247 


11/01/00 


20yrs. 




463,240 




5,318 


3,862 




454.060 




3.952 




























Downtown Sewer MWPAT 99-10 


2.291.772 


11/01/00 


20yrs. 




1,824,287 




78,801 


20,982 




1.724.504 




21.842 


























Downtown Sewer MWPAT 99-11 


2.301.583 


11/01/00 


20yrs. 




1,831,765 




32,385 


67,880 




1.731.500 




21.942 




























Downtown Sewer MWPAT 00-03 


237.043 


11/01/00 


20yrs. 




188,973 




8,110 


2,157 




178.706 




2.275 




















1 






Downtown Sewer MWPAT 00-04 


4.379,345 


11/01/00 


20yr5. 




3,486,332 




61,482 


129,106 


1 3,295,744 




41.697 


















I 








Downtown Sewer 


1.104.500 


12/01/00 


20yrs. 


4.30^.00 


814,076 




56,950 






757.126 




37.162 
















1 










Straits Pond Sewer 


538.000 


12/01/00 


20yrs. 


4.30-6.00 


395,924 




28,050 






367.874 




18.303 




























Downtown Sewer 


600,000 


01/15/02 


15yrs. 


2.25-1.60 


440,000 




40,000 






400.000 




17.580 




























Sewer 1 & 1 (Refi) 


137,264 


10/01/04 


12yrs, 


2.00-3.60 


135,287 




1,893 






133.394 




4.249 
















1 










Straits Pond Sewer 


365,000 


09/15/96 


20yrs. 


4.65^10 


30.000 




30,000 '< 









756 


BETTERMENTS & TAX LEVY FUNDED 










{18,706,582 


$0 


$683,596 $471,014 1 $0 1 $17,551,972 




$293,804 














1 1 1 i 







119 



L 










DEBT STATEIVIENT 
FISCAL YEAR 2007 






















07/01/06 










06/30/07 


FY07 


Proiecl 


Amount 


Date of 




Interest 


Outstanding 


Pnnctpal 


Principal 


SRF 


Principal 


Outstanding 


Interest 




of Issue 


Issue 


Temi 


Rate 


Balance 


Addltons 


Payment 


Assistance 


Paydowns 


Balance 


Payment 


















































Water Revenue Obligatons Issued 
















































Water Treatment Plant 


2,500.000 


01/01/78 


34yrs. 


5.00 


438.000 




73.000 






365.000 


21,900 






















' 




Systetti Repairs 1995-6 (Reli) 


2.450.000 


10/01/04 


13yrs 


200-3.60 


1,415.902 




141.159 






1,274.743 


43.723 


























Dcstnbutron System 


900.000 


10/15/98 


19yrs. 


3.90-5.75 


550.000 




50.000 






500.000 


23,464 


























1.430.500 


12/01/99 


ISyrs. 


3.75-5.25 


840,000 




100,000 






740,000 


38.900 
























System Improvements 


2.410.000 


12/01/00 


20yrs. 


4.30-6.00 


1,800,000 




120,000 






1,680,000 


82.710 


























Wolf Pet 


150.000 


01/15/02 


15yrs. 


2.25-1.60 


110,000 




10,000 






100,000 


4.394 


























System Improvements 


2.617.000 


08/12/04 


20yrs. 


3.00-5.00 


2,535,000 




85,000 






2,450,000 


85.651 


























System Improvements (Hammond) 


(190.000) 


08/12/04 


20yrs 


300-500 


(190,000) 




(10,000) 






(180,000) 




























System Improvements 


2.400,000 


08/01/05 


20yrs. 


3,50-«.75 


2,345,000 




59,000 






2,286,000 


94,766 




























(54.000) 


08/01/05 


20yrs 


3.50-J75 


(54,000) 




(4,000) 






(50,000) 




























: System Improvements 


3.000.000 


08/01/05 


20yTS 


3504,75 


2,900,000 




56,000 






2.844,000 


117,539 


























Stale Revolving Fund 04-07 


1.371,260 


02/01/07 


20yTS. 


200 





1.371,260 









1,371,260 


20,030 


























State Revolving Fund 04-17 


64.285 


02/01/07 


20yrs 


2.00 





64.285 









64,285 














============ 


=========== 










============= 


WATER REVENUE FUNDED 










S12.689,902 


$1,435,545 


$680,159 


$0 


$0 


$13,445,288 


$533,077 


1 
























GRAND TOTAL 










$61,388,028 


$1,435,545 


$3,475,458 


$473,093 


$0 


$58,875,022 


$2,085,395 


















































Tamoorarv Notes 














































Chapter 90 (SAN) 








125,000 


618.993 


125,000 






618,993 




Hartxjr Seawall (SAN) 











466.750 








466,750 




PWED (SAN) 










500,000 


510,000 


700,000 






310,000 


18,829 


























Satellite Seviter Plant Study 


Sewer 








100,000 


100,000 


100,000 






100,000 




Little Hartjor Sevner 










50,000 


300,000 


50,000 






300,000 




l^eep Run & Rust Way 








50,000 


100.000 


50.000 






100,000 




Sewer 1 i 1 


Sewer 











40.000 








40,000 




Cook Properly 


General 








400,000 


300.000 


400.000 






300,000 


14,559 


James Lane Easement 


General 








64,200 


64.200 


64.200 






64,200 


2.337 


School Planning 


General 








59,000 




59.000 







1.802 


Hartxjr Seawall 


General 











600,000 






600,000 




BeechvwxK) Sidewalk 


General 











10.000 








10,000 




Drainage 


General 











100.000 








100.000 




School Construction 


General 






5,598,187 




5.598.187 









279.909 


Water System 


Water 








4,000,000 


4.000.000 


4,000,000 






4.000.000 




Water System 


Water 








2,000,000 


2.000.000 


2,000,000 






2.000.000 


61,094 


Water System 


Water 








1,800.000 


1.800.000 


1,800.000 






1.800.000 


122,187 


Watef System 


Water 











2.400.000 









2.400.000 




Water System 


Water 











1.000.000 









1.000.000 




Water System 


Water 










2.500.000 









2.500,000 














============ 1=========== =========== ========== 


=========== 




============= 


TEMPORARY NOTES 










$14,746,387 


$16,909,943 


$14,946,387 


$0 


$0 


$16,709,943 


$500,717 
















































AMOUNTS AUTHORIZED AND UNISSUED 














































Auth 


Auth. 




















Proied 


pajg 


Amount 












































MeiA Wetlands 


11/05A)1 


1,200,000 




















MBTA Wells 


11/05/01 


250.000 




















Water Svslem Improvements 


11/05/01 


23.752 




















Water System Imjjrovements 


03/30»)2 


28,248 




















Sewer Planning 


03/30K)2 


81,000 




















Streelscape 


11/18«2 


800,000 




















Cook Property 


11/17/03 


4.500.000 




















Water System Improvements 


03C7/04 


21.682.190 




















James Lane Easement 


0307/04 


64.200 




















Seawall Reoairs 


12A)6rt)4 


600.000 




















Water System Improvements 


12A)6«)4 


2.000.000 




















LJtlle Martxjr Sewer 


04/02«)5 


12.000.000 




















Water System improvements 


04102105 


4,000,000 




















Deep Run Sewer 


04/02/05 


1,200,000 




















Sewer Planning 


04/02/05 


100.000 




















Beectiwood Street Sidewalk 


12/05/05 


100.000 




















Sewerl&l 


11/13A)6 


1.000.000 




















Ume Hartxir Sewer 


03/31/07 


2.000.000 




















Drainage 


03/31/07 


1.000.000 












































Authonzed & Unissued 




$52,629,390 






































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120 



TRUST FUNDS 

STATEMENT OF REVENUE. EXPENDITURES AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE 

ocrai vc&o 90^7 



Balance Donations & Withdrawals Investment 

July 1 Receipts Income Transfers 



PARKS AND PLAYGROUNDS 










Billings Park Fund 


1,887.91 






239 00 


Billings Common Fund 


1,664.27 






21068 


H W Wadleigh Park Fund 


8.830.09 






1,117.80 


Wheelwnght Park Fund 


15.942,99 




988.68 


2.29474 


Edith M. Bates Fund 


10,740.09 






1.359 55 


CEMETERIES 










Perpetual Care-Woodside Cemetery 


228.332.85 


500.00 




31.752.86 


Perpetual Care-Beechwood Cemetery 


15.502.97 


500.00 




1.427 96 


Beechwood Cemetery Association 


6,068.31 






768 20 


Estate of Harry E Wilbur 


10.404.25 






1.317.06 


Charlotte Lincoln Bell Memonal Fund 


45.857.96 






5,805.12 


Isadora B Newey Fund 


36.808.52 






4,65956 


Cedar Street Cemetery 


4.822.32 






610 43 


SCHOOLS 










Ripley Fund 


8.658 40 




250.00 


1.081.69 


James W. Nichols Scholarship Fund 


3,343.27 






423.27 


Major William Arthur Scholarship Fund 


8,855.76 




300.00 


1.115.30 


Alice and Walter Shuebnjk Scholarship Fund 


132,604.37 




1,000.00 


17.307.08 


William Ripley Jr.. Athletic Fund 


21,055.95 






2.665.42 


John F. Creamer Scholarship Fund 


1,520.99 






192.55 


Margaret M. Hardy Scholarship Fund 


261.713.51 




1,500.00 


33.088.89 


Helen & Malcolm Stevens Scholarship Fund 


205,550.53 




9,000.00 


29.071.51 


Noel Ripley Scholarship 


59,550 00 


100.00 


150.00 


7,822.89 


Langham Scholarship 


12.801.06 


1,850.00 


1,350.00 


2.550.99 


Staunton Scholarship 


1,505.79 






190.60 


CHS Alumni Scholarship 


5,500.05 




2,000.00 


159 82 


Gritzan Scholarship 


0.00 


20,900.00 




400.60 


VOLUNTARY CHECK OFF FUNDS 










Scholarship Fund 


2.962 89 






375.02 


Education Fund 


4.163.46 






516.41 


Senior Fund 


5.460.17 




5,600 00 


537.57 


OTHER, 










Stabilization Fund 


42,781.41 


505,143.00 




14,86715 


Stabilization Fund-Sevaer Betterments 


480.558.80 






25,416.06 


Conservation Fund 


37,000.53 






2,595.65 


Beechwood Improvement Association 


1 1 ,309.94 






407 48 


Beechwood Ball Park Fund 


424.74 


23,785.00 




705.34 


Retirement Fund 


521,683.56 






35,066.26 


Town Pump Maintenance 


2,337 35 






84.23 


Reed Comer Trust Fund 


162.86 






5.87 


Cultural Council Fund 


5,680.04 


4,000.00 


4,806.70 


26249 


Captains' Walk Fund 


9,405.30 






338 86 


Historical Military Trust 


836.00 




916.72 


80.72 


Hagerty Trust 


900 37 






3243 


Elder Affairs Trust - Coblentz Gift 


33,244.77 




10,000.00 


1,777.27 


Cohasset Library Trust 


833,18297 


185,23286 


30,520.00 


148,313.75 



0.00 



(105.00) 



je From/ 


Balance 


(To) 


June 30 




2,126.91 




1.874.95 




9.947.89 




17.249.05 




12.099.64 


64200 


261,227.71 


2,250.00 


19,680.93 




6,836.51 




11.721.31 




51.663.08 




41,468.08 




5,432.75 




9,49009 


(100.00) 


3,666.54 




9.671.06 


(1,000 00) 


147,911.45 




23,721.37 




1,713.54 


(2,500 00) 


290,802.40 


1.000.00 


226,622 04 


100.00 


67,422.89 


(350.00) 


15.502.05 




1,696 39 




3,659.87 


475.00 


21,775.60 


0.02 


3,337.93 


628.80 


5,30867 


397.09 


794.83 




562,791 56 




505,974.86 




39,596.18 




11.717.42 


2,740.00 


27.655.08 


(80,000.00) 


476.74982 




2,421.58 




168.73 


(1.150.00) 


3,985.83 




9.744.16 




0.00 




932.80 




25,022.04 


(22.461.00) 


1,113,643.58 



TRUST FUND TOTALS 



3,101,617.37 



742,01086 



68,382 10 379,01613 



(105.00) 



(99,328.09) 4.054,829.17 



121 



SCHEDULE OF RESERVE FUND TRANSFERS 
FISCAL YEAR 2007 



Appropriation 


07/01/06 


Annual Town Meeting 


Town Manager 


09/26/06 


Cat Dam Inspection 


Town Manager 


06/26/07 


Jacobs Meadow Engineering 


Selectmen 


06/30/07 


Telephone 


Selectmen 


06/30/07 


Advertising 


Treasurer 


06/30/07 


Postage 


Police 


06/30/07 


Overtime 


Police 


06/30/07 


Vehicle Maintenance 


D.P.W. 


06/30/07 


Motor Fuels 


Street Lights 


06/30/07 


Electricity 


Unemployment 


06/30/07 


State Assessment 



100,000 



(3,000) 
(10,000) 

(2,727) 

(1,091) 
(536) 

(7,857) 
(17,388) 
(33,437) 

(2,219) 
(10.109) 



Total Transfers ($88,364) 

Surplus - (To Free Cash) $1 1 ,636 



122 



WAGES SALARIES PAID 
CALENDER YEAR 2007 



Last Name 


First Name 


Primary Deoartment 


Gross Pav 1 


! 1 1 


QUILL 


MARYE 


Board of Assessors 


67,555 


KRUPCZAK 


DEBRAJ. 


Board of Assessors 


45,556 


WARNER 


ELLEN 


Board of Assessors 


33,852 


GRANVILLE 


MARYE. 


Board of Assessors 


1,300 


MILLER 


ELSA J. 


Board of Assessors 


1,200 


PATROLIA 


MICHAEL C. 


Board of Assessors 


1,200 




1 




Department Total 


$150,662| 


1 


TRADD 


TARA 


Board of Health 


57,709 


FITZSIMMONS 


JUDITH E. 


Board of Health 


42,166 


GODZIK 


JOSEPH R 


Board of Health 


24,519 


GOODWIN 


MARYC. 


Board of Health 


2,088 


CAHILL 


CORINNE H. 


Board of Health 


126 


1 


1 




Department Total 


$126,608 








EGAN 


ROBERT M. 


Building/Land Use 


74,250 


PILCZAK 


JOANN 


Building/Land Use 


41,545 


HINDLEY 


DIANE M. 


Building/Land Use 


15,468 


NOONAN 


NANCY ANN 


Building/Land Use 


40,835 






1 






Department Total 


$172,099| 






1 


SESTITO 


CARL A 


Dept. of Public Works 


72,901 


SESTITO 


ANTHONY C 


Dept. of Public Works 


71,665 


LIVINGSTON 


BOYD J 


Dept. of Public Works 


63,888 


SWANSON 


ANDREW W, 


Dept. of Public Works 


61,749 


EKBOM 


LEO A. 


Dept. of Public Works 


55,105 


GUARENTE 


CHARLES E. 


Dept. of Public Works 


53,577 


BUT MAN 


KENNETH BARR 


Dept. of Public Works 


52,009 


PIEPENBRINK 


ROBERT 


Dept. of Public Works 


49,836 


THAYER JR 


KENNETH E. 


Dept. of Public Works 


48,484 


EDGETT 


PHILIP L 


Dept. of Public Works 


46,240 


BAKER JR 


GRANVILLE C 


Dept. of Public Works 


45,655 


MARSH 


HERBERT L 


Dept. of Public Works 


43.651 


MURRAY 


CHRISTOPHER 


Dept. of Public Works 


42,574 


SNOW 


MARYL. 


Dept. of Public Works 


34,830 


ZYRKOWSKI 


BRIAN 


Dept. of Public Works 


10,455 


VANGEL 


LARRY 


Dept. of Public Works 


5,110 


MCCORMACK 


ANDREW J 


Dept. of Public Works 


3,915 


HICKEY 


IAN 


Dept. of Public Works 


3,008 


MACDONALD 


FRANK A 


Dept. of Public Works 


2.310 


MCCONE 


PATRICK 


Dept. of Public Works 


934 


BROWN 


MERLE S. 


Dept. of Public Works 


577 


i 1 






Department Total 


$768,4721 


l 1 


ELWORTHY 


LINDA 


Elder Affairs 


59,319 


BARRETT 


CAROL A. 


Elder Affairs 


35,666 


HORSEFIELD 


MARTHA R 


Elder Affairs 


20,710 


SALERNO 


GERTRUDE 


Elder Affairs 


17,910 


BUCKLEY 


JOHN 


Elder Affairs 


9,833 


TEWKSBURY 


HAMILTON T. 


Elder Affairs 


6,264 


1 i 11 






Department Total 


$149,7011 


! 1 


ADAMS 


BRIAN 


Facilities 


69,857 


KELLY 


MARKH. 


Facilities 


63,103 


LINCOLN 


DEREK A. 


Facilities 


53,264 


EMANUELLO 


ANTHONY P. 


Facilities 


45,011 


MACE 


RICHARD 


Facilities 


11,060 


SULLIVAN 


DANIEL 


Facilities 


4,423 


j 








Department Total 


3246,718 



123 



WAGES SALARIES PAID 
CALENDER YEAR 2007 



Last Name 


First Name 


Primary Deoartment 


Gross Pav 










SILVIA 


ROBERT D. 


Fire Department 


99,010 


BILODEAU 


PAUL T. 


Fire Department 


96,473 


TRASK 


MARKH. 


Fire Department 


95,732 


MAHONEY JR. 


FRANCIS X. 


Fire Department 


93,292 


PROTULIS 


ROBERT F. 


Fire Department 


87.821 


CURLEY 


JAMES F. 


Fire Department 


79,120 


RUNEY 


JAMES P. 


Fire Department 


78,726 


FIORI 


JAMES E. 


Fire Department 


78.074 


ROSANO 


RANDALL W 


Fire Department 


75,081 


HERNAN 


JOHN M. 


Fire Department 


72,523 


DOCKRAY 


JOHN J. 


Fire Department 


72,426 


MARTIN 


ROBERT 


Fire Department 


72,268 


FINEGAN 


THOMAS P 


Fire Department 


71,640 


WENZLOW 


ERICW. 


Fire Department 


69,833 


SMITH 


DANIEL 


Fire Department 


69,717 


BELANGER 


RANDY P. 


Fire Department 


65,637 


HALL 


JAMES 


Fire Department 


63,738 


FORDE 


ROBERT 


Fire Department 


61,770 


CUNNINGHAM 


DANIEL 


Fire Department 


61,022 


MORRISON 


LAURA CHRIS 


Fire Department 


59,426 


DURETTE 


KEVIN J. 


Fire Department 


29,936 


MCKAY 


THOMAS 


Fire Department 


4,688 


MAYNARD 


STEVEN L. 


Fire Department 


2.344 


BROOKE 


WILLIAM A. 


Fire Department 


156 




i 






i Department Total 


$1,560,452 








GIBBONS 


LORREN S. 


Hartxxm aster 


47,574 


O'MALLEY III 


THOMAS J 


HartxKTnaster 


9,271 


JOHNSON 


ROBERT A. 


Harbormaster 


7,056 


MACDONALD 


RYAN J 


Hartjorm aster 


6,763 


GILMORE 


SUSAN 


Hartxxm aster 


1,826 


DUGGAN 


JOSEPH 


Hartxxmaster 


235 




1 






i Department Total 


$72,725 






RAFFERTY 


JACQUELINE S 


Library 


66,890 


MOODY 


SHARON 


Library 


51,417 


COUGHLIN 


MARYE. 


Library 


44,649 


GAILUNAS 


PAUL J. 


Library 


40,941 


WALSH 


GAYLE 


Library 


40,660 


DWYER 


JANET 


Library 


31,142 


NORTON 


KRISTIN 


Library 


23,973 


OHRENBERGER 


MARJORIE 


Library 


21.729 


WALSH 


LAURIE L. 


Library 


20.851 


LONDERGAN 


MARYE. 


Library 


8.282 


LENGYEL 


BRIGID 


Library 


6.165 


NELSON 


BRONWYN 


Library 


3.575 


ISIHARA 


IKUKO 


Library 


3.476 


FEGREUS 


ELIZABETH 


Library 


1,905 


LAAS 


ALEXANDRA 


Library 


1.339 


BURGESS 


MATTHEEW C 


Library 


458 


RICHARDSON 


COLLEEN 


Library 


435 


RUBINACCI 


LORRAINE 


Library 


221 


KUSEK 


MICHAEL 


Library 


195 


1 


1 


1 


Department Total 


$368,3021 


' 


1 


COGILL 


DAVID C. 


Police Department 


165,867 


SMALL 


JOHN H. 


Police Department 


128,981 


HUSSEY 


JAMES 


Police Department 


123,932 


MCLEAN 


JAMES P. 


Police Department 


114.410 


TREANOR 


JEFFREY 


Police Department 


111,283 


QUIGLEY 


WILLIAM P. 


Police Department 


103,903 


CONTE 


JOHN C. 


Police Department 


94,622 


BAGLEY 


EDWARD 


Police Department 


82,471 



124 



WAGES SALARIES PAID 
CALENDER YEAR 2007 



Last Name 


First Name 


Pnmarv Deoartment 


Gross Pav 1 


1 ! ' 1 


PETERS 


SHELLEEL. 


i Police Department 


78,151 


YANNIZZI 


FRANCIS P. 


1 Police Department 


77,847 


LENNON 


GREGORY J. 


■ Police Department 


77,124 


HUNT 


GARRET A. 


'. Police Department 


75,683 


WILSON 


PAULM. 


; Police Department 


75,639 


KENNEY 


; PATRICK 


; Police Department 


71,727 


STEVERMAN 


REGEN 


Police Department 


70,672 


MATOS 


LISA M. 


: Police Department 


58,749 


TARANTINO 


CHRISTY J. 


; Police Department 


58,121 


GRANT 


CHRISTOPHER 


1 Police Department 


57,707 


WIGMORE 


THOMAS W. 


; Police Department 


55,375 


DOUGLAS 


PATRICIA A. 


: Police Department 


47,507 


DOYLE 


JENIFER J. 


Police Department 


46,040 


MCCARTHY 


KELLI 


: Police Department 


45,470 


GOODMAN 


CHRISTOPHER 


j Police Department 


38,552 


FORD 


ANDREW J. 


i Police Department 


33,177 


BROOKS 


COREY 


Police Department 


27,690 


LOWERY 


PATRICIA A. 


': Police Department 


27,431 


NOONAN 


BRIAN W. 


i Police Department 


25,492 


REARDON 


PATRICK 


■■ Police Department 


22,865 


PEEBLES 


BRIAN M. 


: Police Department 


16,546 


MURPHY 


PAULW. 


i Police Department 


16,069 


WILLIAMS 


DANIEL 


Police Department 


15,081 


HARTNETT 


GREGG T 


i Police Department 


12,074 


SHEA 


GREGORY M. 


Police Department 


10,322 


MCKENNA 


RICHARD J. 


i Police Department 


9,697 


LUCAS 


MATTHEW J 


Police Department 


9,676 


CONNEELY 


SEAN 


Police Department 


7,483 


CASAGRANDE 


ROBERTO. 


Police Department 


6,632 


OSHEA 


AMANDA L. 


Police Department 


6,581 


FIDROCKI 


WILLIAM 


Police Department 


5,894 


SALITURI 


JOELE 


i Police Department 


5,597 


COSTA 


LOUIS C. 


Police Department 


5,340 


CHRISTIE 


JAMES J 


Police Department 


5,299 


MAHONEY 


JONF. 


Police Department 


5,248 


SUTHERLAND 


JAMES E. 


Police Department 


5,115 


RICE 


ROBERT 


Police Department 


5,084 


SWEENEY 


RONALD E. 


Police Department 


5,043 


BRIGHAM 


PAULB 


Police Department 


5,012 


GOYETTE 


TIMOTHY J 


Police Department 


4.674 


AHLSTEDT 


RICHARD 


Police Department 


4,643 


FALL 


GREGORY 


i Police Department 


4,320 


ACHILLE 


ROBERT 


; Police Department 


3,895 


BOWEN 


JAMES 


; Police Department 


3,885 


MALOUF 


FREDERICK G 


Police Department 


3,762 


SWEENEY 


ANDREW J 


Police Department 


3,352 


PERAINO 


MICHAEL J. 


i Police Department 


3,208 


WHITTIER 


WILLIAM F 


! Police Department 


3,167 


FAHEY 


SEANM 


: Police Department 


3,137 


HENVEY 


CAROL 


Police Department 


2,979 


ADAMS 


KATHLEEN M. 


■ Police Department 


2,813 


CAVANAUGH 


SEAN T. 


Police Department 


2,788 


HANCOCK 


EDWARD 


. Police Department 


2,788 


SULLIVAN 


ROBERT 


: Police Department 


2,614 


HARRISON 


JEFF 


[Police Department 


2,604 


NOGUEIRA 


FRANK 


' Police Department 


2,460 


PIERCE 


CHARLES J 


Police Department 


2,460 


FARINA 


COREY M. 


Police Department 


2,450 


SAUNDERS 


SCOTT 


j Police Department 


2,327 


FICARRA 


SCOTT 


, Police Department 


2,163 


LOWRANCE 


RAWSONR. 


Police Department 


1,866 


CADIGAN 


THOMAS M. 


, Police Department 


1,835 


TRACEY 


i PHILIP E. 


Police Department 


1,835 


CORSON III 


KENNETH R. 


Police Department 


1,620 


O'HARA 


MICHAEL 


: Police Department 


1,404 


RICE 


TAMI 


Police Department 


1,271 


BAILEY 


DOUGLAS 


Police Department 


1,148 



125 



WAGES SALARIES PAID 
CALENDER YEAR 2007 



Last Name 


First Name 


Primarv Deoartment 


Gross Pav 


i i 




COLLIGAN 


HENRY T. 


Police Department 


1,148 


MCGEE 


NANCY 


Police Department 


1,048 


BACH 


JAMES 


Police Department 


984 


WALETKUS 


ALAN 


Police Department 


943 


FLYNN III 


WALTER H 


Police Department 


882 


DUNN 


DANIEL A 


Police Department 


820 


NORRIS 


JOHN 


Police Department 


820 


COLE 


MICHAEL 


Police Department 


810 


GORDON 


JONATHAN 


Police Department 


779 


AIGUIER 


BRIAN E. 


Police Department 


656 


BULMAN 


JAMES 


Police Department 


656 


CORONITE 


PAULE 


Police Department 


656 


GREELEY 


THOMAS P. 


Police Department 


656 


MARCELLA 


ANTHONY G 


Police Department 


656 


SMITH 


AARON 


Police Department 


656 


TWIGG 


THOMAS L. 


Police Department 


656 


GALVIN 


DANIEL J 


Police Department 


513 


MCCRACKEN 


JOSEPH H. 


Police Department 


492 


MCINNIS 


GERALD 


Police Department 


492 


LANZILLOTTA 


JAMES P 


Police Department 


420 


CHRISTIE 


JAMES M 


Police Department 


390 


CANNY 


DAVID 


Police Department 


328 


COGGINS 


JOHN 


Police Department 


328 


FORD 


THOMAS W 


Police Department 


328 


KILROY 


JEFFERY 


Police Department 


328 


MANN 


ALEXANDER W. 


Police Department 


328 


MCADAMS 


DARREN 


Police Department 


328 


MURPHY 


SEANR 


Police Department 


328 


O'ROURKE 


JOHN 


Police Department 


328 


OUINN 


NATALIE 


Police Department 


328 


SCHROUT 


ERIC 


Police Department 


328 


SHALNO 


STEVEN 


Police Department 


328 


SJOSTEDT 


WAYNE K 


Police Department 


328 


SMEY 


PETER 


Police Department 


328 


STEVERMAN 


ERIKO. 


Police Department 


328 


TALBOT 


KEVIN 


Police Department 


328 


WALDEN 


JOHN J 


Police Department 


328 


WEEKS 


DAVID 


Police Department 


203 


LAVERY 


MATTHEW 


Police Department 


183 


FITZGERALD 


STEPHEN E 


Police Department 


164 


MACDONALD 


RICHARD 


Police Department 


164 


O'REILLY 


JOSEPH 


Police Department 


164 


TENORE 


RICHARD 


Police Department 


164 














Department Total 


$2,253,164 










WORLEY 


JOHN M. 


Recreation 


65,742 


EQUI 


MARTHA A. 


Recreation 


6,600 


BONNER 


KIMBERLY 


Recreation 


4,188 


MCDONALD 


LINDSEY L 


Recreation 


3,926 


BATES-MCARTHUR 


REBECCA M. 


Recreation 


3,840 


CLOUGHERTY 


FLORENCE 


Recreation 


3,605 


WISE 


ELLEN 


Recreation 


3,605 


STEVENSON 


JEREMIAH 


Recreation 


3,378 


WALSH 


ALLISON K. 


Recreation 


3,036 


EQUI 


MEREDITH 


Recreation 


2,544 


PILCZAK 


MARGARET 


Recreation 


2,478 


CORCORAN 


BLAIR 


Recreation 


2.226 


ST. PIERRE 


PAUL 


Recreation 


2,226 


SIMMS 


CHRISTOPHER 


Recreation 


2,163 


BONNER 


KAREN C. 


Recreation 


2,016 


CARROLL 


JAMES 


Recreation 


1.770 


KRUPCZAK 


JARED P 


Recreation 


1.765 


MCDONALD 


SARAH E. 


Recreation 


1,620 


LANDON 


CHARLOTTE D 


Recreation 


1,150 


LANDON 


ELIZABETH 


Recreation 


1.135 


PLANTE 


VANESSA 


Recreation 


1,050 



126 



WAGES SALARIES PAID 
CALENDER YEAR 2007 



Last Name 


First Name 


Pnmarv DeDartment 


Gross Pav 








CLOUGHERTY 


GRACE H 


Recreation 


1,004 


CARBONE 


WILLIAM C. 


Recreation 


981 


HUNT 


NATALIE T 


Recreation 


924 


DALEY 


KATHLEEN A. 


Recreation 


616 


CARR 


CAROLINE 


Recreation 


240 


RICHARDSON 


CHELSEA L. 


Recreation 


150 














Department Total 


$123,978 










WALSH 


DENISE 


School Department 


142,450 


MAGNUSSEN 


DAVID R 


School Department 


108,955 


ANTOLINI 


JOEL 


School Department 


107,276 


CISNEROS 


KENNETH R. 


School Department 


104,934 


GILL 


MICHAEL PATR 


School Department 


98,223 


GILL 


LINDA 


School Department 


97,213 


LEONARD JR. 


EDWARD J. 


School Department 


95,845 


DEGENNARO 


DAVID 


School Department 


92,500 


PORTER 


ANNE LESLIE 


School Department 


91,905 


WANDS 


JOHN 


School Department 


91,425 


SHEEHAN 


JANET 


School Department 


91,262 


GALLOTTA 


ALANR. 


School Department 


90,195 


MRZYGLOD 


NANCY 


School Department 


90,109 


FORD 


RONALD J. 


School Department 


89,145 


DUFFY 


MAUREEN M 


School Department 


87,829 


HORIGAN 


SUSAN M. 


School Department 


86,550 


GORDON 


CYNTHIA B. 


School Department 


84,633 


LEE 


MARGARET 


School Department 


84,364 


SWEENEY 


TORIN 


School Department 


83,320 


BERMAN 


CHRISTINE J. 


School Department 


82,838 


CONROY 


THERESA 


School Department 


82,728 


CASSIANI 


JOAN M. 


School Department 


82,526 


DYKAS 


KEVIN P. 


School Department 


82,218 


THOMAE 


ANNM. 


School Department 


81,967 


HENRY 


DEBORAH A. 


School Department 


81,912 


WOMERSLEY 


KATHLEEN 


School Department 


81,491 


YESS 


DENISE ANNE 


School Department 


81,216 


MAGNUSSEN 


NANCY 


School Department 


81,157 


CORKHUM 


SUZI Y. 


School Department 


79,526 


WELCH 


MICHAEL R. 


School Department 


79,456 


CISNEROS 


ELIZABETH A. 


School Department 


78,736 


BUCKLEY JR 


JOHNC 


School Department 


78,682 


MCGRAIL 


PATRICIA 


School Department 


78,235 


WELLS 


BARBARA 


School Department 


78,235 


KENNY 


LYNNE 


School Department 


77,414 


BRINDLEY 


PENELOPE A. 


School Department 


77,210 


BARBIERI 


DIANE M 


School Department 


75,612 


LUCK! 


ROSALIE L 


School Department 


75,546 


JORDAN 


MARGARET 


School Department 


75,067 


SULLIVAN 


VICTORIA 


School Department 


74,201 


L^FOUNTAIN 


ALLEN W. 


School Department 


73,588 


COOK 


LAUREN M. 


School Department 


73,375 


RITTS 


JUDITH A 


School Department 


72,740 


AFANASIW 


PETER 


School Department 


72,527 


JONES 


DANIEL C. 


School Department 


72,121 


BEAL 


DEBORAH G. 


School Department 


71,870 


MARKS 


BRYAN E 


School Department 


71,748 


OWENS-RIGBY 


ELIZABETH R 


School Department 


71,092 


JORDAN 


KATHLEEN A. 


School Department 


70,841 


BERKOWITZ 


NINAB. 


School Department 


70,302 


WINTER 


LAUREN M 


School Department 


70,231 


SWARTZ 


LAURA C. 


School Department 


70,194 


GIBSON 


COLLEEN E. 


School Department 


70,131 


BIAGINI 


STEVEN 


School Department 


69,658 


BIERMAN 


CAROLE L. 


School Department 


69,385 


BERRY 


MAUREEN M. 


School Department 


69,385 


WOOLEY 


STEPHANIE E. 


School Department 


69,358 


LECOUNT JR. 


ROBERT A. 


School Department 


68,863 



127 



WAGES SALARIES PAID 
CALENDER YEAR 2007 



Last Name 


First Name 


Pnmarv Deoartment 


Gross Pav 


t 




DIMINNIE 


LESLIE 


School Department 


68,659 


JOHNSTON 


KARIN 


School Department 


68,462 


MORRISSEY 


PATRICIA A 


School Department 


67.156 


MCGRATH 


ELIZABETH M. 


School Department 


66,335 


WILLIS 


JAMES 


School Department 


66,206 


LEVY 


ROBERT 


School Department 


65,564 


MCNAMARA 


PAMELA J. 


School Department 


64,885 


WEYDT 


MICHAEL 


School Department 


64,355 


HANSON 


JEANNE B. 


School Department 


63,920 


KEATING 


LAURA R. 


School Department 


63,895 


ROHRER 


EILEEN 


School Department 


63,355 


SULLIVAN 


ALLISONS. 


School Department 


62,998 


TRITTO 


STEPHANIE T. 


School Department 


62,388 


PARRELL 


ERICA Y 


School Department 


62,388 


LAUZON 


ELIZABETH L. 


School Department 


61,678 


DEWAAL 


JULIA P. 


School Department 


60,192 


DUGAN 


MARY P. 


School Department 


60,019 


CRIMMINS 


CAROLYN L. 


School Department 


59,995 


PALMIERI 


VINCENT 


School Department 


57,614 


FOLEY 


KERRI ANN 


School Department 


57,406 


HOSKIN 


STEPHANIE C. 


School Department 


57,072 


MCTIGUE 


JOAN 


School Department 


56,696 


CLARK 


JENNIFER A. 


School Department 


56,544 


BERMAN 


ANN 


School Department 


55,702 


WILEY 


MEG 


School Department 


55,089 


MONTEIRO 


JENNIFER 


School Department 


54,775 


O'BRIEN 


CASSANDRA G. 


School Department 


54,121 


FISH 


WILLIAM 


School Department 


53.714 


FREE 


JEAN 


School Department 


53,471 


TUSCHER 


ROBERT 


School Department 


53,115 


ERLfl^NDSEN 


ROBERT J. 


School Department 


53,078 


TRASK 


AMY 


School Department 


52,107 


GIULIANO 


1 LAURA 


School Department 


51.962 


CALLAHAN 


JEAN L. 


School Department 


51,913 


NELLIGAN 


CATHERINE 


School Department 


51,667 


WOLLAM 


RACHEL N. 


School Department 


51,568 


YOUNG 


DAVID 


School Department 


51.539 


GIBBONS 


EMILY F. 


School Department 


51.432 


FORTIN 


JONATHAN T. 


School Department 


51.256 


HOGAN 


MICHAEL 


School Department 


51.203 


LEWIS 


ARNA 


School Department 


50.999 


CAPOBIANCO 


KRISTIE E 


School Department 


50.999 


OGDEN 


ELIZABETH A. 


School Department 


50.684 


GITTENS-CARLE 


ALEISA M. 


School Department 


50.519 


MARAT 


MARY 


School Department 


50.482 


O'HARA 


MEGHAN 


School Department 


50.481 


NEUNDORF 


FREDERICK J 


School Department 


50.471 


MCALARNEY 


KATE 


School Department 


50.163 


BOTTI 


CHRISTINA A 


School Department 


49.143 


RIOUX 


CASSANDRA 


School Department 


49.036 


MCCOY 


ELIZABETH M 


School Department 


48.375 


GAULEY 


KEITH E. 


School Department 


47.362 


WELCH 


SUSAN N 


School Department 


46.342 


NOBLE 


STEPHANIE 


School Department 


46,254 


MCGOWAN 


ERINC 


School Department 


46,041 


DECHIARA 


JENNIFER 


School Department 


46,000 


CLAASSEN 


MICHELLE 


School Department 


45,998 


JONES 


THOMAS W. 


School Department 


45,688 


SULLIVAN-SANGE 


KATHLEEN 


School Department 


44,963 


DANIELSON 


JOHN 


School Department 


44,569 


PESCATORE 


JANE 


School Department 


44,506 


QUEENAN 


CAROLYN E. 


School Department 


43,858 


HOLLAND 


THEODORE L. 


School Department 


43,559 


DUNCAN 


NATHANIEL 


School Department 


42,841 


KOTTER 


JEFFREY 


School Department 


41,560 


HOLLAND 


MARGARET 


School Department 


41,487 


GROSSMAN 


CHRISTINA 


School Department 


41.487 



128 



WAGES SALARIES PAID 
CALENDER YEAR 2007 



Last Name 


First Name 


Primarv Deoartment 


Gross Pav 










DICKSON 


KELLY B. 


School Department 


41,334 


HATHON 


ROSEM 


School Department 


41,195 


NUTTING 


JONATHAN 


School Department 


40,836 


MOSHER 


MICHELE S 


School Department 


40,145 


SMITH 


MARGARET L. 


School Department 


40,145 


MURPHY 


KAREN 


School Department 


40,042 


MCINNIS 


KAREN E 


School Department 


39,140 


BOURNE 


CHERIE 


School Department 


38,780 


LEWIS 


MARGARET 


School Department 


37,679 


FIGUEIREDO 


JUDITH A 


School Department 


37,568 


LEAHY 


DENISE M. 


School Department 


37,350 


LINDSAY 


RENEE 


School Department 


36,661 


COLLINS 


JUDITH 


School Department 


36,286 


SULLtVAN-HANLE 


CAROL 


School Department 


36,145 


JOYCE 


MICHELLE 


School Department 


35,637 


COSMAN 


SUSAN 


School Department 


35,552 


CROUGH 


SANDRA 


School Department 


35,551 


MEADE 


JONI 


School Department 


34,623 


AMES 


DAVID W. 


School Department 


31,934 


TRIOLO 


NICOLE 


School Department 


31,640 


SCHWANTNER 


DERRY 


School Department 


31,639 


MONTGOMERY 


JENNY M. 


School Department 


30,534 


KURKER 


KIMM 


School Department 


29,109 


DOW 


DAMAE. 


School Department 


28,751 


COLEMAN 


MEGHAN 


School Department 


28,735 


GIBBS 


KAREN 


School Department 


28,049 


SANDLER 


KERRI L 


School Department 


27,692 


HARAN 


IMMACUL^TA 


School Department 


26,520 


SIMMONS 


LISA 


School Department 


26,096 


MCCARTHY 


KATHERINE 


School Department 


25,744 


GREGORY 


JANE E. 


School Department 


25,499 


CANZATER 


BEATRICE 


School Department 


25,321 


CASONI 


LOURDEEN 


School Department 


24,418 


DUNEGAN 


MATTHEW 


School Department 


24,396 


MARTIN 


APRIL A. 


School Department 


24,113 


HIGGINS 


JOYL 


School Department 


23,834 


DAVIS 


CRAIG 


School Department 


23,555 


ZAPPOLO 


SANDRA L. 


School Department 


23,531 


SABO 


JEAN 


School Department 


23,522 


HICKEY 


BERTHA 


School Department 


22,988 


SADLER 


SUSAN M. 


School Department 


22,824 


R.-GRIFFITHS 


GRACE M. 


School Department 


22,726 


CLAY 


VIRGINIA E. 


School Department 


21,669 


KURTZ 


JACQUELINE 


School Department 


19,765 


BLUESTEIN 


NANCY A 


School Department 


19,709 


BLIDNER 


ARON 


School Department 


19,650 


SHAFER 


MEREDITH 


School Department 


19,208 


LEHR 


JOANNE 


School Department 


19,135 


THOMAS 


JANE V 


School Department 


19,120 


CREIGHTON 


NANCY F. 


School Department 


19,046 


MCPHILLIPS 


JENNIFER A 


School Department 


19,043 


AYER 


ALISON G. 


School Department 


18,910 


CLIFFORD 


DIANE 


School Department 


18,910 


REGAN 


BRENDA W. 


School Department 


18,910 


SHANNON 


DEBORAH M. 


School Department 


18,910 


MONACO 


LYNN B. 


School Department 


18,910 


RIPATRAZONE 


JOANNE M. 


School Department 


18,910 


SMITH 


PEARL F 


School Department 


18,910 


WILD 


LINDAS. 


School Department 


18,910 


ANDRUS 


JOAN B. 


School Department 


18,910 


FABIAN 


KATHERINE 


[School Department 


18,500 


DONOVAN 


NANCY E. 


School Department 


18,392 


SALERNO 


HEIDI C. 


School Department 


18,391 


SEPPALA 


LIANE L. 


School Department 


18,391 


BEAUDRY 


KAYNE M. 


School Department 


18,310 


WHALEN 


MEREDITH 


: School Department 


17,828 


DISABATINO 


JENNIFER A 


School Department 


17,777 



129 



WAGES SALARIES PAID 
CALENDER YEAR 2007 



Last Name 


First Name 


Primary Deoartment 


Gross Pav 


i 




DAVIS 


AMY 


Schcx)! Department 


17,668 


HANNON 


PETER H 


School Department 


17,526 


HATHAWAY 


DEBORAH M 


School Department 


17,505 


GRANDE 


LUCIA G. 


School Department 


16,822 


MCCABE 


JASON D 


School Department 


16,795 


MULLIN 


BARBARA J. 


School Department 


16,562 


DONATO 


MARIA 1. 


School Department 


16,474 


TOWER 


CHRISTINE 


School Department 


16,382 


MALONE 


EMILY 


School Department 


16,315 


MCELHINNEY 


COLLETTE 


School Department 


16,039 


DAVIS 


JOSEPH G 


School Department 


15,893 


ONEILIII 


THOMAS J - 


School Department 


15,614 


KING JR 


JOSEPH W 


School Department 


15,491 


SCULLY 


BRIAN 


School Department 


15,208 


BAUM 


ROBERT W. 


School Department 


14,719 


NICHOLLS 


HEATHERS. 


School Department 


14,458 


SHERIDAN 


M. ELIZABETH 


School Department 


14,187 


LEWIS 


MICHAEL A 


School Department 


14,120 


FLAHERTY 


STEPHEN M 


School Department 


14,048 


GALLAGHER 


ASA 


School Department 


14,024 


PERKINS 


DANIEL S 


School Department 


13,963 


ROSS 


ANITA 


School Department 


13,740 


SANFORD 


WILLIAM E 


School Department 


13,673 


BENEWAY 


MAUREEN 


School Department 


13,135 


RHODES 


KATHLEEN E. 


School Department 


12,867 


BRYANT 


DORIAN 


School Department 


12,816 


HILL 


CHARLOTTE 


School Department 


12,732 


PALM 


BONNIE K. 


School Department 


12,661 


D'ELIA 


JOANNE 


School Department 


11,149 


CALABRIA 


MARIA 


School Department 


10,910 


SNOW 


DOROTHY B. 


School Department 


10,593 


DONOGHUE 


DONNA M 


School Department 


10,529 


PORRO 


COSMO 


School Department 


10,410 


RYAN 


SUSAN M. 


School Department 


10,398 


LOMBARDI 


JOHNG 


School Department 


10,241 


JACOBUCCI 


EILEEN C. 


School Department 


10,149 


SPADEA 


MARIA 


School Department 


10,071 


TRUGLIA 


SILVANA 


School Department 


9,863 


OUELLETTE 


ANNE 


School Department 


9,477 


BOSTWICK 


DEBORAH 


School Department 


9,255 


MCLAUGHLIN 


ALLISON 


School Department 


9,065 


BENNETT 


PAMELA M. 


School Department 


8,928 


NEWKIRK 


SCOTT P 


School Department 


8,539 


WILFAND 


WENDY 


School Department 


8,270 


MADGE 


TRAGI L 


School Department 


7,929 


SCHMITT 


JUDITH 


School Department 


7,870 


DEGENNARO 


ALLISON 


School Department 


7,790 


SMITH 


RACHEL W 


School Department 


7,790 


DOYLE 


CHRISTINE 


School Department 


7,735 


MARASCIO 


JOSEPHINE 


School Department 


7.664 


PEARY 


ALEJANDRA 


School Department 


7,583 


MALOUF 


THERESA A 


School Department 


6,935 


O'BRIEN 


TAYLOR L 


School Department 


6,935 


WALSH 


ROBERT 


School Department 


6,772 


GRAVES 


JOHN 


School Department 


6,555 


MCNAMARA 


FRANK X 


School Department 


6,224 


WEINTRAUB 


JANEB 


School Department 


6,190 


CURRAN 


KRISTIN 


School Department 


6,042 


LEARY 


EDWARD J. 


School Department 


5,890 


LEVANGIE 


JOHN A. 


School Department 


5,818 


GRIP 


LEAH 


School Department 


5,481 


NEDROW 


RUTH 


School Department 


5.390 


HERNBERG 


KATHLEEN 


School Department 


5,350 


KILPATRICK 


BONNIE 


School Department 


5,099 


O'CONNELL 


BERNADETTE 


School Department 


4,932 


LEWIS 


MATTHEW 


School Department 


4,836 


KIDDER 


IAN 


School Department 


4.799 



130 



WAGES SALARIES PAID 
CALENDER YEAR 2007 



Last Name 


First Name 


i Primarv Deoartment 


Gross Pav 1 


1 ! 1 


ASTINO 


JEANNE 


School Department 


4,715 


OFFERMAN 


!LISA 


i School Department 


4,685 


BRUNO 


iADAM 


1 School Department 


4,594 


CURRAN 


CHARLES 


School Department 


4,559 


JAFFE 


CHARLES A 


School Department 


4,559 


PATTISON 


BRIAN J. 


School Department 


4,449 


PICARDI JR 


i VINCENT F 


; School Department 


4,449 


VENTRESCA 


THOMAS 


School Department 


4,449 


MAREE 


AMY 


School Department 


4,363 


BECKER 


LAURE 


School Department 


4,350 


JOHNSTON 


HEATHER 


School Department 


4,270 


DOUGHERTY 


LINDA 


School Department 


3,938 


BERGMAN 


MICHAEL 


School Department 


3,427 


BUCKLEY 


PETER 


School Department 


3,150 


MEEHAN 


SARAG. 


i^School Department 


3,119 


TAGGART 


CHRISTINE 


i School Department 


3,090 


LAMPI 


ANDREA R 


School Department 


3,025 


BINDA 


EUGENE 


School Department 


3,000 


MCMILLAN 


MATTHEW 


School Department 


3,000 


PALMER 


JENNIFER 


School Department 


3,000 


HURLEY 


MARYC 


School Department 


3,000 


CHAMBERLAIN 


MAUREEN 


School Department 


2,880 


TARPEY 


LORRAINE C 


School Department 


2,815 


ELY 


FLORENCE 


School Department 


2,573 


WOOD 


JO-ELLEN S 


School Department 


2,564 


CASNA 


LAURIE A 


School Department 


2,531 


FLYNN 


LISA 


School Department 


2,490 


BROWN 


PETER A 


School Department 


2,208 


PLANTE 


NICOLE 


i School Department 


2,200 


WALSH 


ROBERT 


School Department 


2,095 


BRANDT 


ELISABETH 


School Department 


1,990 


RAY 


THOMAS P 


School Department 


1,966 


BISHOP 


PETER M 


School Department 


1,800 


PAGE 


EILEEN 


School Department 


1,795 


CARVIN 


MELISSA 


School Department 


1,720 


MCMANUS 


ERIN 


: School Department 


1,650 


CARROLL 


PAUL 


i School Department 


1,559 


HILL 


BRIAN 


School Department 


1,559 


COAKLEY 


ABIGAIL 


School Department 


1,545 


MCKEON 


CLAUDIA 


School Department 


1,515 


KAMP 


SUSAN 


School Department 


1,505 


DOOLEY 


LISA ANN 


School Department 


1,400 


QUINLAN-MARCEL 


ERIN J 


School Department 


1,390 


CICIOTTE 


CAROL 


School Department 


1,388 


MURPHY 


JUSTINE C 


School Department 


1,285 


DALTON 


BLAKE 


School Department 


1,270 


FOLEY 


JOSEPH 


School Department 


1,269 


MCEACHERN 


JEANNE 


School Department 


1,200 


CORBIN 


ROBERT 


School Department 


1,175 


OILMAN 


BETH E. 


School Department 


1,170 


MULLEN 


DOROTHY 


School Department 


978 


CRONIN 


BASIL 


School Department 


900 


LONG 


KATHLEEN M. 


i School Department 


900 


MASTROMARINO 


MARYE. 


'School Department 


788 


MEADOWS 


MARKM 


School Department 


725 


RACICOT 


JOEL 


School Department 


705 


ADAMS 


JESSICA L. 


School Department 


686 


BARRY 


MARGARITA 


School Department 


675 


BLACKINTON 


MARY 


School Department 


675 


MARKS 


LAURA 


School Department 


675 


MOJE 


ALLISON 


1 School Department 


675 


PINKUS 


DANIELLE 


School Department 


675 


DEWAAL 


JOHN 


School Department 


600 


STONE 


MARGARET 


School Department 


600 


THOMS 


NORMAN 


i School Department 


575 


KINGSLAND 


SANDRA 


School Department 


540 


MOLINARI 


CHRISTINA 


School Department 


460 



131 



WAGES SALARIES PAID 
CALENDER YEAR 2007 



Last Name 


First Name 


Primarv Deoartment 


Gross Pav 








MCNAMEE 


FRANCIS C. 


School Department 


450 


MORGAN 


DONNA 


School Department 


450 


ROSSI 


NICHOLE 


School Department 


450 


HEIDEMANN 


RITA 


School Department 


375 


MACINNIS 


JOHNV 


School Department 


375 


CROWELL 


JODY BETH 


School Department 


348 


SASSO 


ADAMD 


School Department 


345 


TAYLOR 


KATHLEEN 


School Department 


305 


CORCORAN 


ROBERT 


School Department 


300 


MULLEN 


ANN 


School Department 


300 


SLANETZ 


CAROL J. 


School Department 


300 


CIPRO 


JACOB 


School Department 


225 


DEVIN 


MAURA M 


School Department 


225 


FEENEY 


JOHNM 


Schod Department 


225 


FLINT 


KARA 


School Department 


225 


FUQUA 


BEVERLY 


School Department 


225 


GERBIS 


JENNIFER F 


School Department 


225 


GRAYKEN 


MARYE 


School Department 


225 


MAHONEY 


ALEXANDRA 


School Department 


225 


REILLY 


BEVERLY N 


School Department 


225 


SHEEHAN 


ALICE 


School Department 


152 


FORTIN 


PATRICIA 


School Department 


150 


GUSTAFSON 


DALE 


School Department 


150 


MANNING 


ANDREA 


School Department 


150 


MORIN 


PATRICIA A. 


School Department 


113 


BRADY 


SARAH J 


School Department 


75 


CAREY 


SYDNEY 


School Department 


75 


DEL^NEY 


DARLENE M. 


School Department 


75 


HAWLEY 


JENNIFER 


School Department 


75 


HOWARD 


KRISTIN 


School Department 


75 


KELLY 


CHARLES 


School Department 


75 


REPLOGLE 


STEWART 


School Department 


75 


WATTS 


KRISTEN 


School Department 


75 














Department Total 


$11,032,598 


' 






GRIFFIN 


WILLIAM 


Selectmen's Office 


125,847 


ORAM 


JENNIFER B 


Selectmen's Office 


53,607 


CARISTI 


MARIE F 


Selectmen's Office 


11,148 


VANDERWEIL 


R. GARY 


Selectmen's Office 


1.375 


DORMITZER 


RALPH 


Selectmen's Office 


1,125 


CARR 


EDWIN 


Selectmen's Office 


1.083 


KOED 


FRED 


Selectmen's Office 


1.000 


WINN 


ELLEN B. 


Selectmen's Office 


981 


JACKSON 


ROBERT W. 


Selectmen's Office 


933 


CARLSON 


PAUL 


Selectmen's Office 


750 


LEHR JR 


ARTHUR L 


Selectmen's Office 


700 


WADSWORTH 


DAVID H 


Selectmen's Office 


600 


PATTISON 


PAUL 


Selectmen's Office 


500 


SPOFFORD 


ROBERT B 


Selectmen's Office 


250 










Department Total 


$199,900 








BUCKLEY JR. 


J. MICHAEL 


Town Accountant 


97.770 


HENDERSON 


JANE E. 


Town Accountant 


29.418 


FRASER 


KRISTINE S 


Town Accountant 


36 






Department Total 


$127,224 


1 




DOUGLAS 


MARION L. 


Town Clerk 


61,509 


ST.PIERRE 


CAROL L. 


Town Clerk 


47,930 


CHARLES 


MARGARET R. 


Town Clerk 


326 


VOLUNGIS 


JUDITH P. 


Town Clerk 


326 


FORD 


EDYTHE 


Town Clerk 


326 




1 






' Department Total 


$110,417 


I 



132 



WAGES SALARIES PAID 
CALENDER YEAR 2007 



Last Name First Name Pnmarv Deoartment Gross Pav | 








LITCHFIELD 


LINDA M. Treasurer/Collector 


63,555 


MCCARTHY 


KATHLEEN E Treasurer/Collector 


49,275 


PARNELL 


SANDRA E i Treasurer/Collector 39,610 




t 




i Department Total 


$152,441 


1 




Grand Total $17.615.458| 



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Report of the Town Treasurer-Collector 

In Fiscal Year 2007, the Town continued to implement the provisions of both MGL Chapter 60, Sections 
3C and 3D, which allows the Town to include a check-off insert with tax bills. As of June 30, 2007, the 
following funds have been collected: 

Local Education Fund: $ 628.80 

Elderly & Disabled Taxation Fund: $ 492.09 

The Scholarship Fund will provide secondary school tuition assistance to deserving Town residents. 
These funds will be in addition to scholarships currently available to Town residents. 

The Educational Fund will provide supplemental educational funding for Cohasset Public Schools. 
Additionally, funds may be used for existing adult literacy programs. 

The Elderly / Disabled Fund will provide property tax relief for elderly and disabled Cohasset taxpayers 
who meet specific criteria established by the Elderly / Disabled Fund Committee.. 

Also in Fiscal 2007 the Treasurer/Collector's office processed approximately 11,922 Real Estate tax bills, 
434 Personal Property tax bills, 8,653 Motor Vehicle Excise tax bills, 432 Boat Excise and 10,507 

Water/Sewer bills. 

The Treasurer/Collector's office continues to accept tax payments via the internet. To pay via the 

internet simply log onto www.mcc.net, look up your real estate, motor vehicle, and or water/sewer bill, 
and send the payment to the Town either directly from your bank account or by credit card. 

Once again considerable efforts were made to contact taxpayers and collect taxes in arrears. 

Special thanks to Assistant Treasurer-Collector Kathleen McCarthy and Assistant to the Treasurer Sandra 
Parnell, who were instrumental in continuing the progress of the department. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Linda M. Litchfield 
Treasurer-Collector 



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1 






REPORT OF THE TAX COLLECTOR j 






FISCAL YEAR 2007 i ' 








! 


1 














Balance 












Ending 




Forward 


Committed 


Abated 


Refunds 


Receipts 


Liened / Adj. 


Balance 














1 


Real Estate Taxes - 












1 


Levy of 2007 





24,276,481 


131.433 


84,243 


23,812.662 


-87,041 


329,588 


Levy of 2006 


174.163 




19,185 


55,813 


172.790 


10,226 


48,227 


Levy of 2005 


10.765 




13,529 


16,507 


2,117 


-11,968 


-342 








i i : 1 


Total Real Estate Taxes 


$184,928 


$24,276,481 


$164,147 


$156,563 


$23,987,569 


-$88,783 


$377.4731 


i ■ 1 


Personal Property Taxes - 


Levy of 2007 





125,834 




270 


125.478 


1 


627 


Levy of 2006 


8.926 








7,972 




954 


Levy of 2005 


645 








103 




542 


Levy of 2004 


603 








17 




586 


Levy of 2003 


682 












682 


Levy of 2002 


781 












781 


Levy of 2001 


916 












916 


Levy of 2000 


2.651 












2.651 


Levy of 1999 


2.374 












2.374 


Levy of 1998 


2.909 












2.909 


Prior Years 


12.934 












12,934 


1 1 1 i i i 1 


Total Personal Property Taxes 


$33,421 


$125,834 


$0 


$270 


$133,570 


$1 


$25.9561 


1 1 ! 1 i 1 


Other Property Taxes - i [ i i 


Deferred Property Taxes 


410.866 


82,575 




20 


13,290 


-6.644 


473,527 


Tax Liens / Tax Title 


142.482 


11,738 






13,071 




141,149 


Tax Foreclosures / Possessions 


87,317 












87,317 


Community Preservation Surcharge 


10.424 


320,269 


3,623 


396 


323.381 


-24 


4,061 


1 


Total Other Property Taxes 


$651,089 


$414,582 


$3,623 


$416 


$349,742 


-$6,668 


$706,0541 


i i , 1 


1 1 




i 


Excise Taxes - i 1 






Motor Vehicle 2007 




1,113,645 


21,528 


12,824 


1.052.716 




52.225 


Motor Vehicle 2006 


54,672 


153,829 


7,385 


6,562 


192.868 




14.810 


Motor Vehicle 2005 


15,205 


1,564 


1,804 


1,677 


10,457 




6.185 


Motor Vehicle 2004 


4,156 


2,863 


1,074 


1,074 


2,361 




4,658 


Motor Vehicle 2003 


4.379 


318 






363 




4.334 


Motor Vehicle 2002 


2.911 








26 




2,885 


Motor Vehicle 2001 


4.025 








110 




3.915 


Motor Vehicle 2000 


2.577 








44 




2.533 


Motor Vehicle 1999 


5.370 








8 




5,362 


Motor Vehicle 1998 


8.947 










8.947 


Motor Vehicle (Prior Years) 


24,605 










24.605 


Boat Excise (All Years) 


7,970 


20,634 


2,260 


208 


18,256 


1,081 


9,377) 


i i 


i ' 1 


Total Excise Taxes 


$134,817 


$179,208 


$12,523 


$9,521 


$224,493 


$1,081 


$87,611] 


1 




! : i i 1 


Departmental Charges - 




i ' 


1 


Water Use Charges 


702,906 


1,943,128 


51,360 


472 


2.197,308 


-90,858 


306,980 


Water Liens 


3,404 


91,179 




433 


80,567 


-6.229 


8,220 


Sewer - Central District 


271.073 


632.972 


2.207 




749.288 


-41,148 


111,402 


Sewer - North District 


67.605 


244.949 


2.483 




276,635 


-7,531 


25.905 


Sewer Liens 


196 


52.202 




673 


42.919 


-1,720 


8.432 


Moorings Fees 


. 


_ 52.929 


1,710 




51,012 




207 


Ambulance Fees 


311,359 


599,228 


196,019 


1,779 


359,674 




356.673 


Unapportioned Betterments 


5,658,104 








87,365 


-423,414 


5,147,32E 


Apportioned Betterments 


7,776 


423.414 






421,171 


-912 


9,107 


Committed Interest 


1.692 


56,452 







55,544 


179 


2,779 



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RECONCILIATION OF TOWN CASH ACCOUNTS 
JUNE 30, 2 04 

Balance in Treasury July 1 , 2004 $30,002,770.55 

Receipts $82,981,242.50 

Disbursements ($101,401,726.64) 

Balance in Town Treasury June 30, 2005 $11,582,286.41 



Cash on Hand , $150.00 

Bank of America 17,314.62 

Eastern Bank 19,097.85 

Hingham Institute For Savings 4,729, 1 86.72 

Hingham Institute For Savings - Trust Funds 900,0 1 1 .94 

Mass. Municipal Depository Trust 74,306.30 

Mass. Municipal Depository Trust - Trust Funds 2,518.86 

Mellon Bank 1,254,255.01 

Pilgrim Cooperative Bank 1 ,092,94 1 .76 

Pilgrim Cooperative Bank - Trust Funds 586,432.72 

Rockland Trust 782,089.53 

Rockland Trust - Trust Funds 1 ,2 1 6, 1 9 1 .5 1 

State Street Bank & Trust 39,8 1 7.07 

Vanguard Group - Trust Funds 867,972.52 



Total Funds in Town Custody $1 1,582,286.41 



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BOARD OF ASSESSORS 
2007 



The property tax levy is the revenue a community can raise through real and personal property 
taxes. The property tax levy is the largest source of revenue for the Town of Cohasset. The 
property tax levy for Fiscal Year 2007 was $24,402,314.82 representing 66% of the 
$36,883,150.00 budget. The residential share of the levy is 93%, while commercial, industrial, 
and personal property account for 7%. 

It is the responsibility of the Assessors' Office to establish fair market value for all properties in 
the Town of Cohasset. During Fiscal Year 2007, the Assessors' Office conducted a full interim 
review of the town. The staff conducted an analysis of all arms-length sales that occurred in 
the town during calendar year 2005, reported sales trends in the real estate market, and 
completely adjusted the land valuation tables, in preparation of the Department of Revenue 
Certification review in Fiscal Year 2008. The total valuation of the town was $2,324,029,983 
with a tax rate of $10.50 per thousand dollars of assessment. 

In addition to the revaluation of real estate, the Assessors' Office is responsible for the assessment and 
commitment of motor vehicle excise and boat excise, betterment assessments, and the collection of 
new growth based on building construction. During 2007, the staff conducted field inspections of over 
400 building permits in the town of Cohasset. 

The Board of Assessors would like to acknowledge Deputy Assessor, Mary Quill, Assistant Assessor, 
Debra Krupczak and Administrative Assistant, Ellen Warner for their efforts throughout the year. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mary E. Granville, Chairperson 
Michael C. Patrolia, Clerk 
Elsa J. Miller, Member 



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Board of Health Annual Report 
2007 

The Board re-organized in May 2007. Peggy S. Chapman, RN remained as Chairperson, with Robin M. 
Lawrence, DDS assuming the Clerk position and Stephen N. Bobo as member. Joseph R. Godzik, VMD 
remains the Health Agent on a part-time basis and Tara N. Tradd, Health Inspector/Office Manager. 
Judy Fitzsimmons continues as public health nurse assisted by Mary Goodwin, RN. 

Stephen N. Bobo continued to work with other town partners resulting in the Selectmen appointing a 
Stormwater Management Committee. The Committee has been working on a Stormwater By-Law which 
will be presented for adoption at the 2008 Annual Town Meeting. Stephen N. Bobo has been working 
tirelessly to achieve this and has been instrumental in having the By-law written. 

The James Brook Non-Pollution Source assessment was to have conducted another wet weather 
sampling round in 2007. However, the severe drought experienced during the year made such a 
sampling round impossible. It is anticipated that this sampling will occur in 2008. Students at the 
Center for Student Coastal Research (CSCR) continued to monitor water quality in Cohasset Harbor and 
the surrounding area. Enterococci bacteria levels continue to be high especially in the area of the so- 
called "Parker Avenue Cut". The US Environmental Protection Agency concluded their water quality 
investigation of Cohasset Harbor and rendered a report which is available in the Board of Health Office. 

The Board continues to monitor water quality at the beaches around town and in Cohasset Harbor. 
Samples are collected weekly from mid-June to Labor Day at Bassing Beach, Cohasset Harbor at the 
Yacht Club, Sandy Cove, Sandy Beach, Black Rock Beach and Little Harbor near Cunningham Bridge. 
Black Rock Beach was closed for one day on three separate occasions due to high bacterial counts. 
Bassing Beach which had experienced multiple closing in the past was not closed at all this year. This 
may have been due to the lack of rain which resulted in minimal pollution from stormwater, probably 
the principle source of bacteria at Bassing Beach. 

Emergency Preparedness continued to be high on the Board's agenda. Pandemic influenza planning 
continues. The Continuation of Operations Plan has been completed with Board members receiving 
training (as time permits) in performing the day to day operations of the Health Department. The 
Emergency Dispensing Site (EDS) Plan is completed and the Board hosted an EDS training session in May 
for Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) members in Region 4B. The Board continues to recruit for the MRC. 
Persons who have no medical training are needed for support roles. Applications for both medical and 
support staff are available at the Board of Health Office or the town website www.townofcohasset.org. 
The annual Health Fair was held at the Second Congregational Church in September. Screenings for 
Cholesterol (total and HDL), blood glucose, bone density, oral cancer, glaucoma, and others were 
available at no cost to residents. The influenza program provided free immunizations to 850 
participants. 



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The Board supported the Girl Scouts Earth Day Cleanup in April. The Brownie Troop participated and 
collected two pickup truck loads of trash. Tara Tradd is the coordinator of the Adopt of a Street 
Program. Seven areas In town have been adopted by various groups. This new environmental program 
is a partnership between the Town of Cohasset and community minded businesses, organizations and 
citizens. By working together we can continue to provide a beautiful environment for all of us. This 
program will also educate and encourage people to stop littering and take pride in their community. To 
become part of this new and exciting program contact Tara Tradd at: tarat@townofcohasset.org. 

The Board will be presenting a revision to General Bylaws regarding smoking in private clubs or non- 
profit organizations. The changes would extend the non-smoking requirements to these establishments. 

The Board is planning to monitor environmental pollutants more closely in an effort to assure that 
compliance with environmental and public health regulations are being observed. Air and water quality 
will be the principle focus. 

The Board thanks all its volunteers who assist with programs and clinics. Much is accomplished through 
your continuous efforts. 

The Board is grateful to all who assist with programs and clinics through volunteer efforts and monetary 
donations throughout the year. 

Nursing Services Provided in 2007 



Keep Well Clinics 


181 


Adult Immunization 


900+ 


Diabetic / Cholesterol Screening 


85 


Health Fair Participants 


55 


Communicable Disease Follow Up 


26 


Home Nursing Visits 


175 


Office Nursing Visits 


817 


Total Nursing Visits 


992 



Respectfully Submitted: 

Peggy S. Chapman, RN, CS, Chairperson 

Robin M. Lawrence, DDS, MPH, Clerk 

Stephen N. Bobo, Member Cohasset Elder Affairs Annual Report 2007 



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REPORT OF PLYMOUTH COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL PROJECT 

The Commissioners of the Plymouth County Mosquito Control Project are 
pleased to submit the following report of our activities during 2007. 

The Project is a special district created by the State Legislature in 1957, and is 
now composed of all Plymouth County towns, the City of Brockton, and the Town of 
Cohasset in Norfolk County. The Project is a regional response to a regional problem, 
and provides a way of organizing specialized equipment, specially trained employees, 
and mosquito control professionals into a single agency with a broad geographical area of 
responsibility. 

The 2007 season began with a normal water table which decreased into the 
summer season. Efforts were directed at larval mosquitoes starting with the spring brood. 
Ground and aerial larviciding was accomplished using B.t.i., an environmentally selective 
bacterial agent. Upon emergence of the spring brood of mosquitoes, ultra-low volume 
adulticiding began on May 21, 2007 and ended on September 28, 2007. The Project 
responded to 12,191 requests for service from residents. 

In response to the continued threat of mosquito borne diseases in the district, we 
increased our surveillance trapping, aerial and ground larviciding, and adult spray in 
areas of concern to protect public health. 

Eastern Equine Encephalitis was first isolated from Culiseta melanura, a bird 
biting species, by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health in Plympton (2 pools) 
on August 7, 2007. Of the season's total of thirty one EEE isolates, nineteen were from 
Plymouth County as follows: Halifax-8/13, 8/16(2), 8/27, 8/30, 9/26, Hanson - 9/5, 
Kingston - 8/13, 8/16(2), 8/27, 9/26, 10/5, Plympton - 8/7(2), Rockland - 9/26, West 
Bridgewater- 8/14(2), 8/22. 

Based on guidelines defined by the "Vector Control Plan to Prevent EEE" in 
Massachusetts, nineteen Plymouth County towns were elevated from moderate to "High 
Level of EEE Risk" effective August 20. 2007. We are pleased to report that in 2007 
there were no human or horse EEE cases in Plymouth County. 

West Nile Virus was also found within the district. A total often birds tested 
positive for WNV in the following seven towns: Bridgewater (3), Duxbury (1 ), East 
Bridgewater ( 1 ), Halifax (1), Hanson (1), Lakeville (1) and Middleboro (2). 
Approximately thirty birds were handled through this Project as a dead bird repository. 
A total of thirteen isolations of WNV in mosquitoes were found in the following towns: 
Abington - 8/28, Bridgewater - 8/27(4), 9/12, Hanson - 9/5, Kingston - 8/30, Middleboro 
- 8/20 and Rockland - 9/21. We are also pleased to report that in 2007 that there were no 
human or horse West Nile Virus cases in Plymouth County. As part of our West Nile 
Virus control strategy a total of 63,558 catch basins were treated with larvicide in all of 
our towns to prevent WNV. 

The remaining problem of EEE and WNV continues to ensure cooperation 
between the Plymouth County Mosquito Control Project, local Boards of Health and the 
Massachusetts Department of Public Health. In an effort to keep the public informed, 
EEE and WNV activity updates are regularly posted on Massachusetts Department of 
Public Health website at www. state. ma.us/dph/wnv/wnvl. htm . 



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Report of Plymouth County Mosquito - Continued 

The figures specific to the Town of Cohasset are given below. While mosquitoes do not respect 
town lines the information given below does provide a tally of the activities which have had the greatest 
impact on the health and comfort of Cohasset residents. 

Insecticide Application. 923 acres were treated using truck mounted sprayers for control of 
adult mosquitoes. More than one application was made to the same site if mosquitoes reinvaded the 
area. The first treatments were made in June and the last in September. 

During the summer 1,042 catch basins were treated to prevent the emergence of Culex pipiens, 
a known mosquito vector in West Nile Virus transmission 

Our greatest effort has been targeted at mosquitoes in the larval stage, which can be found in 
woodland pools, swamps, marshes and other standing water areas. Inspectors 
continually gather data on these sites and treat with highly specific larvicides when immature 
mosquitoes are present. 

Water Management. During 2007 crews removed blockages, brush and other obstructions from 
850 linear feet of ditches and streams to prevent overflows or stagnation that can result in mosquito 
breeding. This work, together with machine reclamation, is most often carried out in the fall and winter. 

Machine Reclamation. 250 linear feet of upland ditch was reconstructed in Cohasset using the 
Project's track driven excavator. 

Finally, we have been tracking response time, which is the time between notice of a mosquito 
problem and response by one of our inspectors. The complaint response time in the Town of Cohasset 
was less than two days with more than 102 complaints answered. 

Mosquito Survey. A systematic sampling for the mosquitoes in Cohasset indicates that Ae. 
vexans was the most abundant species. Other important species collected include Cq. perturbans and 
Cs. melanura. 

We encourage citizens or municipal officials to visit our website at www.plymouthmosquito.com 
or call our office for information about mosquitoes, mosquito-borne diseases, control practices, or any 
other matters of concern. 

Raymond D. Zucker 

Superintendent 

Commissioners: 

Carolyn Brennan, Chairman 

Leighton F. Peck, Vice-Chairman 

Kenneth W. Ludlam, Ph.D., Secretary 

William J. Mara 

John Kenney 



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Cohasset Elder Affairs 

Director's Report 
December 31, 2007 

The Mission of Colnasset Elder Affairs is to offer outstanding 
Progranns and Services tliat provide for tlie physical, social and 
emotional needs of our older adults by assisting them to lead 
independent, stimulating and self-reliant lives as members of 
the Town of Cohasset. 

The Goals of Cohasset Elder Affairs: 

1. To provide Educational Programs for older adults and families on critical 
current senior issues. 

2. To provide Outreach Assistance for seniors unable to come to the Senior Center. 

3. To provide Transportation services, (utilizing paid and volunteer drivers), that v^/ill 
assist seniors to get to medical appointments, food shopping and other essential 
places that will assist the senior to "age in place". 

4. To provide programs that promote healthy life style choices, stimulate the mind, 
and increase laughter. 

5. To foster intergenerational programs (with other Community Agencies) that will 
enrich the lives of older adults, families and children. 

Revised by CEA Board of Directors 10/16/2006 

The guiding force of Cohasset Elder Affairs is its Board of Directors whose 
challenge is to assure that the Mission is being carried out in a fiscally 
responsible manner by the Director of Elder Affairs and the Senior Center 
Staff. 



PROGRAMS AND SERVICES OFFERED THOUGH CEA FY 2007 

TRANSPORTATION: 

The greatest growth in service requests in 2007 were for Medical Transportation 
and for Escort Food Shopping Transportation. FY 2007 we provided 4160 units 
of transportation service. 37 percent of all trips were for Medical Appointments 
and Escort Food Shopping. The Escort Food Shopping Program is a great one and 
two devoted drivers go with 10-12 seniors each week to local markets. The 
drivers assist people with poor vision to pick out foods, they lift bundles from 
the van into the home and also assist the senior in. FY 2006 we assisted 5 seniors 
with this program. 



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OUTREACH/ADVOCACY: 

Our Outreach Worker/Shine Councilor, Carol Barrett, provided 4012 units of service 

to Coliasset's seniors. These services include assisting seniors to choose the Medicare 

D Plan that best fits their needs, individual counseling, home visits to the frailer 

senior, assisting with applications for fuel assistance and other programs. Carol also 

assigns the Respite Care providers, the Friendly Visitors and monitors the Telephone Reassurance 

program... Carol also has worked closely with other providers to offer 

a Lunch-time Lecture series on Wednesdays that keeps seniors aware of Health, 

Insurance, Medication, Housing options and other pertinent topics. 

VOLUNTEER COORDINATION: 

Our Volunteer Coordinator, Martha Horsefield, recruited, trained and placed twenty 

new volunteers, so that we have one-hundred and thirty- five seniors who donate between 40 hours- 

150 hours per year. An additional 159 volunteers took part in the 

Cohasset PTO Annual "Make A Difference Day" Thanks to these wonderful 

Volunteers, (from toddlers to grand-parents), 36 senior homes had leaves raked 

and homes winterized. The Volunteers donated 6,960 hours of service at an 

Estimated value (using Points of Light recommended numbers) exceeds 

$110,000.00. 

FY 2007 Cohasset Elder Affairs also hosted many fun social activities including the End 

of Year Summer Picnic, a Valentine's Tea, Mother's Day Brunch. The Cohasset Patrolmen's Association 

also sponsored the First Annual Father's Day Cookout and the 

Roy Family, Joe Campbell, the Staff of Atlantica Restaurant and volunteers served a 

delicious Thanksgiving Feast to 146 seniors. FY 2007 CEA was involved in some 

wonderful intergenerational programs including a Thanksgiving Feast at the High School,, a High School 

Christmas Concert at CEA, Halloween with the pre-school classes at SSCC, "One Town One Book 

discussions with the fourth grade students at 

Deer Hill School and Computer Classes taught by Austin Breslow 

Our exercise programs continue to grow and this year thanks to the owners and 
therapists from Nantasket Therapeutic Massage we offer, once a month. Reflexology 
and Chair Massage for seniors at the Senior Center. 

FISCAL 2007 OPERATING BUDGET DETAIL 

Municipal $ 181,339.00 ($138,829 Salaries, $42,510 Operating) 

State F. Grant $ 8889.00 (Used to partially fund Coordinator of Volunteer Services) 

Title III E. $ 2395.00 (Respite Care Giver Program Grant) 

In-Kind Donations: Use of Church Halls and Custodial Services, Cohasset 
Sailing Club, Atlantica Restaurant, Gourmet Club Meals and Volunteer 
Services and Elder Affair Gift Donations = $ 144,000.00 



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CONCLUSION: 

Two special events happened this year for Cohasset Elder Affairs. 1. Austin 
Breslow was nominated and won a Patriot's Foundation MVP Award. Austin 
had taught individual seniors Computer Science from the seventh grade through 
graduation in 2007. The Patriots awarded $1500 in Austin's name to the Friends 
of Cohasset Elder Affairs. 2. Anna Abbruzzese, Chair of Cohasset Elder Affairs 
was awarded the 2007 Edith B. Donkin Award by South Shore Elder Services 
for her outstanding leadership and volunteerism. 
I would like to offer my deepest thanks to the CEA Board of Directors, 
the Board of Selectman, The Town Manager, and Finance Director, the 
Advisory Committee, the Friends of the CEA, the CEA Staff and Volunteers, 
And all of the Community Agencies who have been so supportive of the 
programs and services we offer to Cohasset's seniors. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Linda Elworthy 

Director of Cohasset Elder Affairs 



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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE COHASSET HOUSING AUTHORITY 



The Cohasset Housing Authority is a public agency with a five member Board of Commissioners, four of 
whom stand for town election and the Governor appoints the remaining Commissioner. 

Commissioner Term Expires 

Helen C. Nothnagle, Chairman Governor's Appointee 

Christopher Allen, Vice Chairman 2010 

Ann C. Barrett, Treasurer 2009 

Ralph PerroncellO; Asst. Treasurer 2012 

Susan Sardina 2011 

The Cohasset Housing Authority has a staff of two: 

Catherine M. Luna, Execu-Tech Consultant 
Jill Rosano, Maintenance Supervisor 

According to their bylaws, the Board of Commissioners meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month 
and holds its annual meeting in June. 

Cohasset's subsidized housing inventory includes 64 state units of Chapter 667 Elderly/Disabled housing 
located at Harborview, 60 Elm Street and 12 units of Chapter 689 Special Needs housing located at 72, 
74 and 76 Elm Street. The Department of Housing and Community Development subsidizes these 76 
state units. Our annual subsidies are granted upon successful annual, semi-annual, and quarterly 
reviews of management and regulatory compliance. 

Eligibility standards for Harborview include a maximum allowable income of $46,300 for one person and 
the age for admission is 60 or disabled/ handicapped. At the present time there is a waiting list of 95 
people, many of whom are Cohasset residents. Local residents under state law have a preference on our 
Wait List. "Local Preference" as defined by state law is "any applicant living and/or working in the 
Town". The Board of Commissioners recommends that application for subsidized housing at Harborview 
be made before the need becomes critical. There is approximately a one-year wait for an apartment for 
a local resident and longer for a non-resident. 

The Community Preservation Committee entertained requests from the Cohasset Housing Authority in 
the form of needed capital improvements. Money from the CPC has funded new intercom/secure door 
system, refrigerators, stoves, lever door handles, water- saver commodes, water-saver showerheads 
and a number of water heaters. Last year the town, upon the recommendation of the CPC, has awarded 
the Authority $400,000 in CPC funds towards replacing the envelope of the buildings at Harborview. This 
year the CPC awarded the Housing Authority $10,000 to purchase three washers and dryers for the 
residents. Our deepest gratitude to Taffy Nothnagle initiating the process and presenting the 
application; to the CPC for their thoughtful and generous consideration of our needs; to the Selectmen 
and the Advisory Committee for their encouraging support in placing this issue on the Town Meeting 
warrant; and to the citizens attending Town Meeting. Their support in approving the requests honors 
our senior citizens and enhances their quality of life here at Harborview. 



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Modernization grants for capital improvements are awarded by our funding source, the Department of 
Housing & Community Development. We submitted a Condition Assessment Report (our primary vehicle 
for grants awarded for Capital Improvements) requesting roofs, siding, gutters, windows and doors for 
the building envelope and it was approved. The Department of Housing and Community Development 
has set a budget of $ 1,200,000 to accomplish this task, of which $400,000 in CPC funds accomplished 
the task. We are in the final stages of these renovations to Harborview. 

The State's budget this year allowed for a 12% increase allowing the Authority to pay most of its bills on 
time. 

We have also received an initial Grant from the Department of Housing and Community Development to 
address the drainage and paving issues at Harborview in the amount of $90,000. This project will take 
place in the Spring of 2008. 

Our continued gratitude to the Public Works, Police and Fire Departments for their continued 
generosity, insuring the safety of our residents; to the students from Notre Dame Academy, the Girl 
Scout and Brownie troops for always remembering us. We thank you. 

The Board of Commissioners continues to pursue its mandate of providing affordable, safe, and secure 
housing and of reviewing and updating regulatory policies/procedures. It remains diligent in the 
research of opportunities to create affordable housing for those with the greatest need. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Helen Nothnagle, Chairman 

Christopher Allen, Vice-Chairman 

Ann C. Barrett, Treasurer 

Ralph Perroncello, Assistant Treasurer 

Susan Sardina, Member 



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BUILDING DEPARTMENT 



2007 ANNUAL REPORT 



In 2007, the Building Department issued 426 building permits for over $23,854,00.00 million worth of 
construction value. 

6 permits were issued for 5 new residential structures and 1 new commercial structure on previously 
undeveloped land. In addition, 11 permits were issued for the demolition and reconstruction of 
existing homes. Hundreds more were issued for repairs, additions and substantial renovations. 

In addition to permitting, inspections and zoning enforcement, the Building Commissioner inspects and 
certifies the safety of all public buildings and places of assembly and seals all measuring devices as the 
Sealer of Weights and Measures. 

Building Department Issuances & Activity for 2007 



Issuances/Activity 


Number 


Fees Collected 


Total Construction 
Value 


Building Permits 


426 


$ 229,680.00 


$ 23,854,031.00 


Certificates of Inspection 


53 


$ 1,475.00 


- 


Certificates of Occupancy 


18 


$ 450.00 


- 


Plumbing Permits 


225 


$ 10,841.00 


- 


Gas Permits 


197 


$ 6,199.00 


- 


Weights & Measures Sealing 


20 


$ 3,000.00 


- 


Totals 


939 


$ 251,645.00 


$ 23,854,031.00 



As always, I would like to thank all departments, boards and commissions for their continued assistance, 
cooperation and support. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Robert M. Egan 
Building Commissioner 
Zoning Enforcement Officer 
Sealer of Weights and Measures 



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Planning Board — 2007 Annual Report 

The Cohasset Planning Board, under the authority granted by Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 41, 
Section 81A-GG (Planning and Subdivision Control Law), and Chapter 40A (the Zoning Act) is charged 
with the review of large homes, subdivisions and site plan review of various development projects. In 
addition to these duties the Board completed a number of additional planning tasks in 2007. 

The Board conducted hearings on a number of Zoning Bylaw Amendment articles: 

• For the March 31, 2007 Annual Town Meeting, the Planning Board conducted public 
hearings for four ( 4) zoning bylaws amendment warrant articles: 

Article 13: Senior Multi-Family Residence Overly District Over 55 Age Restriction 
Article 14: Village Business "VB" District 
Article 15: DB and VB District Dwellings for More than One Family Allowed by 

Special Permit 
Article 16: Amend Water Resource District Bylaw 

• For the November 13, 2007 Special Town Meeting, the Planning Board conducted public hearings for 
three (3) zoning bylaws amendment warrant articles: 

Article 3: Amend Water Resource District Bylaw 
Article 4: Village Business District Bylaw 
Article 5: Waterfront Business District Bylaw 

The Waterfront Business District bylaw was ultimately indefinitely postponed by the proponents. 
The indefinite postponement was supported by the Planning Board with a commitment from the 
Board to seek sources of funding for a Waterfront study similar to the Village Business District study. 
The Planning Board began focusing attention on this commitment immediately after Special Town 
Meeting. 

The Planning Board also worked with the Alternative Energy Committee in support of a "Wind 
Energy Conversion Facility Bylaw" for the November Special Town Meeting. Ultimately withdrawn 
by the AEC prior to public hearing, this bylaw amendment will be resubmitted for the Spring, 2008 
Annual Town Meeting Warrant. 

Perhaps the most significant accomplishment of the Planning Board in 2007 was the Village Business 
District study and subsequent bylaw. Spearheading this effort, the Planning Board worked closely with 
consultants from Concord Square Development in conducting studies, workshops, public outreach and 
surveys to document and map existing conditions in the Village and ultimately resulting in a "Village 
Business District" bylaw designed to modify existing zoning requirements to enable limited and 
appropriate mixed use development in the Village Business District. This painstaking and meticulous 
effort was rewarded at the November Special Town Meeting by the adoption of this new bylaw. 

A significant amount of review was focused on two large special permit filings: 

• 230 Sohier Street - the "Cook Estate" Residential Cluster Development filed by Abbott 
Development - Cohasset LLC. This special permit application was for the development and 
construction of twenty seven (27) single-family residential houses in a cluster development on the 



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23-acre former Cook Estate site. After more than six months of review and public hearing, this 
special permit was unanimously approved by the Planning Board in October, 2007. 

• 132 Chief Justice Gushing Highway, "Old Colony Square" combined Transit-Overlay District Mixed- 
Use Special Permit and site plan review application filed by Connell Cohasset Greenbush LLC. This 
application was for the construction of a 2-story building with ground floor retail space and second 
floor residential space for up to 27 bedrooms divided among individual apartment units and served 
by 12 garages in an adjacent, standalone structure. Included in the approval was a separate, 
standalone retail/office pad which will be a "build to suit" construction for a future tenant. 
Approximately 190 uncovered surface parking spaces and the aforementioned 12 garages (for an 
approximate total of 202 parking spaces) will be on this site. This combined special permit and site 
plan review application was approved by the Planning Board in November, 2007. 

The Board also reviewed and approved a Preliminary Residential Subdivision Plan: 

• 217 North Main Street: three currently existing lots totally 5.5+ acres are to be combined to create 
a seven lot residential subdivision. The Definitive Subdivision filing for this subdivision will be 
submitted in early 2008. 

Three Large Home Review applications were filed and reviewed: 

• 90 Gammons Road: this application involved the tear down of an existing 5,500 SF residence on two 
acres of land and the construction of a new, more environmentally oriented and energy efficient 
7,175 SF residence. After public hearing and review, the Planning Board issued a recommendation 
to the Building Inspector to issue building permits. 

• 137 Fair Oaks Lane: this application involved increasing the existing 2,688 SF residence to 3,960 SF 
on basically the existing footprint. After public hearing and review, the Planning Board issued a 
recommendation to the Building Inspector to issue building permits. 

• 18 Little Harbor Road: this application involved the construction of a new single family residence 
with a total residential gross floor area of 4,464 SF on a site where the previous residence has been 
demolished. During public hearings, abutters expressed serious concerns about drainage issues 
potentially created by the new construction. Concern was also expressed about the proposed 
structure not being harmonious with the neighborhood. Before the Planning Board review was 
completed, the applicant withdrew the Large Home Review application without prejudice and, 
ultimately sold the property. 

The Board reviewed and approved with conditions two (2) Site Plan Review Applications for the 
following locations: 

• 16-22 Depot Court: On June 6, 2007, Site Plan Review approval was grant for the construction of a 
new 4,000 sq/ft commercial building with 2,000 sq/ft on the first floor to be used for up to 4 
commercial retail spaces and 2,000 sq/ft of unfinished storage space on the second floor with 2 
paved parking spaces on the front circular driveway and 6 paved parking spaces on the SW side of 
the building. This structure is being constructed to replace one destroyed by fire on January 30, 
2007. 

• 226 Chief Justice Cushing Highway: On July 25, 2007, approval was granted for the construction of a 
new 3,150± SF, two story mixed use building with a proposed 1,594 SF small business/medical office 
on the first floor and one residential unit on the second floor. 

A substantial amount of attention was focused on the continued review of the status of conditions and 
progress of projects approved in the previous year{s) including: 



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• Heritage Lane (formerly Highland Estates) subdivision, the fourteen lot subdivision off Beechwood 
Street, required review of the site work, the subdivision roadvy/ay and utilities. In December, 2006, 
three lots were released to Mr. Anthony Nader. In May, 2007, ten of the remaining eleven lots were 
released. 

• Joseph's Hardware, 825 CJC Hwy. Site Plan Review was reviewed regarding the lack of progress in 
commencing construction of a new 6,000 SF commercial building approved in January, 2006. After 
review with the applicant, an extension of the approval to January, 2008 was granted. 

• Manor Way Circle subdivision, the 6-lot subdivision off Manor Way and Beechwood Street approved 
in April, 2006. This subdivision approval was appealed and went through several remand orders. 
The Planning Board devoted a substantial amount of time addressing the remand orders, resulting 
public hearings etc. A filing by the applicant to modify the approved definitive subdivision resulted 
and was approved by the Planning Board in September, 2007, satisfying the appellant's concerns. 

Additionally, the Planning Board interacted with other committees and Boards on issues of mutual 
interest and/or concern including the Economic Development Committee, the Housing Partnership, the 
Community Preservation Committee, the Zoning Board of Appeals, the Stormwater Committee and the 
Alternative Energy Committee. 

The Planning Board also initiated efforts to recruit members and reestablish the Design Review 
Committee. 

In this very busy year, the Board also conducted the following regular business: 

• Held 32 meetings 

• Reviewed 10 Subdivision Approval Not Required (ANR) applications or 

"Form A - Approval Not Required." After thorough review, nine (9) of the ANR applications were 
approved. One (1) application was denied and appealed. Two of the approved filings involved 
review of common driveways required to access the newly created lots. 

• The Planning Board regularly receives and reviews applications that have been filed with the Zoning 
Board of Appeals. After review and discussion, the Planning Board offers a recommendation to the 
ZBA to either approve or deny an application as well as the reason(s) for the recommendation. In 
2007, the Planning Board reviewed and offered recommendations on twenty two (22) special 
permit or variance applications before the ZBA. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Alfred S. Moore, Chairperson 
William J. Good, Vice Chairperson 
Stuart W. Ivimey, Clerk 
Robert H. Sturdy 
Michael R. Westcott 



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Norfolk County Registry of Deeds 2007 - Annual Report to the Town of Cohasset 

William P. O'Donnell, Register 

The Registry of Deeds, located at 649 High Street, Dedham, Massachusetts, is the principal office 
for real property records in Norfolk County and operates under the supervision of the elected Register, 
William P. O'Donnell. The Registry receives and records hundreds of thousands of documents each year, 
and is a basic resource for title examiners, mortgage lenders, municipalities, homeowners, and others 
with a need for land record information. The Registry of Deeds has been a vital component of Norfolk 
County government since 1793 when Governor John Hancock signed the act creating Norfolk County. 
Four United States Presidents, John Adams, John Quincy Adams, John F. Kennedy, and George H.W. 
Bush were born in Norfolk County, the County of Presidents. Registry operations are effectively self- 
supporting and generate significant surplus revenues which support other operations and contribute to 
the General Fund of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Registry revenues also subsidize county and 
state public safety and corrections costs. In over two hundred years of continuous operation, the 
Registry has gone from the days of scriveners with quill pens to computers, scanned documents and off- 
site access. However, in all that time our objectives have remained the same: accuracy, reliability and 
accessibility for the residents of the twenty eight communities that comprise Norfolk County. 

Fiscal Year 2007 Highlights 

• The completion of the Registry's Hall of Flags with all 28 communities represented. 

• Free public viewing of every document, including land plans, recorded by the Registry since its 
inception in 1793 is now available on the internet at www.norfolkdeeds.org . 

• The expansion of the internet accessible indexing system back to 1956 enables many complete fifty 
year title searches to be done at remote locations. Remote access over the internet for complete 
printing of Registry documents is steadily expanding among a growing number of account holders. 

• An investment in computer terminals at the Registry itself now insures that anyone wanting to access 
the records can do so here. 

• A full service telephone (781-461-6101) and walk-in customer service center and the addition of 
closing rooms and tables encourage the citizens of Norfolk County to feel comfortable in using their 
Registry. 

• The Registry's internet website www.norfolkdeeds.org is regularly updated and enhanced to include 
recent news, trends, press information, and answers to frequently asked questions. 

Cohasset was one of the Norfolk County areas to show increased real estate activity in 2007 
recording a total of 274 deeds, 18% more than in 2006. The average price of a Cohasset sale (greater 
than $1,000 - residential and commercial properties) fell less than one percent to $920,152, this average 
price was more than $165,000 higher than the Norfolk County average. Total dollar volume of real 
estate sales in Cohasset for 2007 exceeded $153 million, a 30% increase over 2006. There were 631 
mortgages recorded for Cohasset real estate in 2007, 6% fewer than in 2006. August was the busiest 
month for Cohasset real estate activity accounting for 10% of the Town's total recordings. Throughout 
fiscal year 2007 (July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007) the Registry collected and paid over to the state the 
surcharges required by the Community Preservation Act. By virtue of Cohasset's participation in the Act, 
Cohasset qualified for $317,103.00 in state matching funds. 



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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE CONSERVATION COMMISSION 

The Cohasset Conservation Commission's bi-monthly meetings were generally scheduled to capacity to 
review a number of applications, including 54 Notices of Intent (NOI) and 17 Requests for Determination 
of Applicability (RDA). The Cohasset Conservations Commission also conducted a large number of site 
visits throughout the town. 

In addition to our regular proceedings, several members attended multiple meetings regarding the 
ongoing issues of Treat's Pond, the Harbor Health Committee and the Stormwater Management 
Committee. 

The Commission is proud to announce that we received a $20,000 Community Preservation Act Grant 
for the design of the culvert at Border Street. The culvert is currently not in working order. The 
Commission worked closely with the Conservation Law Foundation, Coastal Zone Management (CZM), 
National Atmospheric and Oceanographic (NOAA) and Massachusetts Department of Environmental 
Protection (DEP). It is projected that matching funds for construction will be obtained in 2008. 

The Commission also applied for and was granted priority status for both Cohasset Harbor and Jacob's 
Meadow from Coastal Zone Management (CZM). By receiving priority status these two areas are now 
available to receive grants for various projects to mitigate, reduce and eradicate the pollution that they 
receive from various sources. 

We would also like to thank our agent Paul Shea for all his guidance during this busy year. We feel very 
privileged to have his knowledge and support. 

David H. Farrag, Chairman 

Deborah S. Cook 

Venata P. Roebuck 

Sarah E. Charron 

Edward S. Graham, Jr. 

AlixP. White 

Richard M. Karoff 

Richard C. Perkinson (Associate) 

Douglas B. Wilson (Associate) 



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Cohasset Alternative Energy Committee 
2007 Committee Report 

Committee Members - Current 

Sally Ayers 

Mike Bliss 

Marie Caristi-MacDonald 

Rod Hobson 

Mimi White 

Andrew Willard - Chair 

Committee Members - Departed 

Barbara Buckley 
Bob Kinscherf 
Luciano Lauretti 
Paul Lualdi 
Jim Shipsky 

Energy Consultants 

Judeth Van Hamm 
Joanne Sanders 

Overview 

There were four primary areas of focus in 2007: MET Tower Installation on Turkey Hill, hiring of the 
Energy Consultants, writing of the Wind Energy By-law with the Planning Board, and conducting energy 
audits of municipal buildings. 

As 2007 ended we were working on grant writing to bring a solar PV array to the library. 

Details 

Met Tower Placement: 

In late May a three person crew from UMass Renewable Energy Labs arrived at Turkey Hill with a MET 
Tower. Four members of the AEC were on hand to assist in the tower raising. The tower has been 
collecting data now for 6 months with preliminary indications showing we should have enough wind for 
a turbine placement in town. A detailed report will be published by UMass in the October/November 
2008 time frame. 

Energy Consultants 

Following approval at Spring Town meeting the committee finalized the wording for the position. The 
position was posted, candidates were interviewed and in early summer the committee recommend to 
Town Manager we hire both Judeth Van Hamm and Joanne Sanders. 



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Judeth and Joanne were put to work imnnediately focused on Energy Audits, and looking for low cost 
energy ideas for town wide review. Both National Grid and Keyspan were brought on site as a part of 
the audits, the Keyspan reports were completed in late December, we are still waiting for the National 
Grid reports prior to submission to Town Manager. The Keyspan reports show there are some simple 
things to be down for energy savings: items include, upgrade heating and cooling controls, adding 
insulation inside several buildings, upgrading heating and cooling systems to modern 90+% efficiency 
ratings and UV coatings on windows. In 2008 the committee will present a list of options for the town 
to consider. 

By-law draft 

Mike Bliss worked with the Planning Board and ZBA to draft a Commercial Wind Energy production by- 
law. The reason for this project was to create a framework that will allow placement of commercial size 
turbines (Hull Wind 1 & 2) on town controlled and privately held lands. The by-law will not speak to 
smaller residential sized wind turbines; they will remain under the control of existing town zoning laws 
and require approval from the ZBA for placement. 

Energy Audits 

See notes above under Energy Consultants. 

Meetings with other firms and town departments 

UMass Renewable Energy Labs - MA 
Cohasset School Committee 
Parent Teachers Council 
Planning Board 

2008 

In to 2008 we have several new projects to focus on including: 

-Fill three open positions on the committee 

-Passing of zoning overlay laws at Town Meeting 

-Grant proposals for Solar PV array on Library 

-Submitting of energy audits to town management 

-Working with town and school leaders on energy conservation projects 

-Drafting of RFP's for turbine placement in town 

-SolarWall RFP review and placement at DPW building. 

Andrew Willard 
Chair 

Cohasset- AEC 
adwillard@earthlink.net 



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Housing Partnership Committee 
2007 Town Report 



The Cohasset Housing Partnership had an active 2007 working towards the goal of providing nnore 
affordable housing options for Cohasset. With the much appreciated support of the Board of Selectmen 
and Town Meeting, a two family house taken by the town for taxes will be developed into rental units 
that can be added to the town's affordable housing inventory under MGL c. 40B. Working with the same 
developer who is the winning bidder for that project, the Partnership has begun the process of creating 
4 new units of rental housing that can also be added to the inventory. The Partnership also strongly 
supported the revision of zoning in the Village, which is expected to provide housing units of a size and 
at price points now not met in the Cohasset housing market. The Partnership also investigated a number 
of other possibilities of creating affordable options from existing housing stock.. We are grateful for the 
support of our efforts by the Board of Selectmen and the community at large. 

Clark Brewer, co-chair Tom Callahan, co-chair 

Debra Cammer Mines Margy Charles 

Gait Grant Jim Hamilton 

Jim Lagroterria Taffy Nothnagle 

Steve Lucitt Judi Barrett, consultant 



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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE FIRE, RESCUE AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT 

I hereby submit the Annual Report for the Cohasset Fire Department for the year ending December 31, 
2007 

A statistical analysis of department responses for the year: 

Building / Structure Fire 60 

Outdoor Fires 41 

Motor Vehicle Crashes 125 

Medical Emergencies 887 

Hazardous Materials Responses 14 

Automatic Fire Alarm Responses 198 

Investigations 290 

Inspections 471 

Rescues 3 

Assistance 59 

Miscellaneous 141 

TOTAL RESPONSES 2289 

Responses to Medical Emergencies: 

Total Responses 887 

Basic Life Support Transports 244 

Advanced Life Support Transports 462 

Emergency Medical Mutual Aid Totals: 

Mutual Aid Provided 178 

Mutual Aid Received 121 



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Fire Mutual Aid Response Totals: 

Provided 21 

Received 23 

APPARATUS 

The Fire Department is currently operating with the following apparatus: 

Engine 1 - 1994 Pierce - 1,750 Gallons per Minute (G.P.M.) Pumping Engine 

Engine 2 - 1987 Pierce - 1,250 G.P.M. Pumping Engine 

Engine 3 - 2001 HME/Central States - 1,250 G.P.M. Pumping Engine 

Ladder 1 - 2004 Pierce - 105 Foot Aerial Ladder Truck 

Squad 1 - 2000 Ford - 4 wheel drive - 500 G.P.M. pump 

Rescue 3 - 2001 Ford - E-450 - Ambulance 

Car 20 - 1995 Ford - 4 wheel drive - Incident Command Vehicle 

Rescue Craft - 1993 Avon - 14ft, Inflatable Boat with Trailer 

In the past year one member of the Department retired. 

Acting Lieutenant Thomas P. Finegan was appointed on November 1, 1976 and retired on November 11, 
2007. Acting Lieutenant Finegan served the Cohasset Fire Department and the citizens of Cohasset with 
honor and dedication for over thirty one years. 

In conclusion, I would like to extend to the Citizens of Cohasset, Board of Selectmen, Town Manager, 
Department Heads, Members of Town Departments and all Town Committees my gratitude and 
appreciation for their support and assistance. 

To the Officers and Firefighters of the Cohasset Fire Department my sincere thanks for your dedication 
and consummate professionalism while serving the Town of Cohasset. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Robert D. Silvia 
Chief of Department 



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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT 



UNIFORM CRIME REPORT 



2007 STATISTICS 



Offense 



Reported 



Robbery 

Assaults 

Breaking and Entering 

Larceny 

Larceny of Motor Vehicle 

Vandalism 

Criminal Complaints Sought 

Motor Vehicle Accidents Investigated 

Motor Vehicle Citations Issued 

Parking Tickets Issued 

Residential & Business Alarms answered 

Stolen Motor Vehicles Recovered 

Emergency and other calls for service 

Department Vehicle Mileage 

Special Details 

Domestic Violence Cases Investigated 

FID Cards Issued 

LTC issued/Renewed 



2 

11 

34 

94 

2 

68 

75 

161 

904 

644 

483 

1 

10,062 

185,056 

1,580 

20 

7 

76 



RECORD OF ARRESTS 2007 



Offense 

Robbery 

Burglary 

Breaking and Entering 

Assault and Battery 

Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon 

Operating Under the Influence of Liquor 

Operating Under the Influence of Drugs 

Violation of Drug Laws 

Warrants 

Shoplifting 

Minor in Possession of Alcohol 

Motor Vehicle Violation 

Protective Custody 

Malicious Destruction of Property 

Violation of Protective Order 

Courtesy Booking 



Male 

1 



1 

7 

1 

8 

3 

5 

9 

1 

7 

7 

16 

2 

4 

1 



Female 



1 



1 

1 

8 



1 

3 





2 

7 









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RECORD OF ARRESTS 2007 - Continued 

Male Female 

Disorderly Person 1 

Intimidation of Witness 2 

Threat to Commit a Crime 1 

Utter False Checks 1 

Warrant of Apprehension 3 



77 28 

TOTAL 105 

FEES RETURNED TO GENERAL FUND 

Court Fines & Assessments $17,680.00 

Parking Violations $29,875 

Paid Detail Surcharge $22,059.03 

License Fees $2,090.00 

Request for Police Reports $681 

False Alarms/ Billing $350.00 



TOTAL $72,735.03 



Respectfully submitted, 

James M. Hussey, Chief of Police 

COHASSET POLICE DEPARTMENT 



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REPORT OF OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 



During 2007 the Office of Emergency iVIanagement continued to enhance Cohasset's ability to respond 
and deal with various situations, threats and disasters. 

Here are some of our accomplishments: 

• Our Reverse 911 system began to be used by all Town Departments, and proved to be a valuable 
communications resource. 

• The Board of Health continued to train and expand their Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps. 

• All senior members of the OEM have successfully completed all National Incident Management 
System (NIMS) training. 

• Our Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) met quarterly to assess, develop and refine 
Emergency Response plans and procedures. 

• We began to develop plans for continuance of government operations should a disaster take 
Town Hall out of service. 

• in conjunction with the School Departments Safety Plan, we continued to develop our response 
capabilities to school emergencies. 

• As required by MEMA, we have entered (our town data and response plan) into the State 
(MEMA) database. 

• We were one of the first communities in the State to complete the MEMA, Electronic 
Comprehensive Emergency Management Planning on line. 

We appreciate your support of our work and would like to thank all the Town Departments for their 
participation with us during the year. 

Respectfully Submitted, 



Arthur L. Lehr, Director of Emergency Management 

Glenn A. Pratt, Deputy Director 

James M. Hussey, Police Chief 

Robert D. Silva, Fire Chief 

Dr. Joseph Godzik, Health Agent 



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2007 ANNUAL REPORT 
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 



GENERAL: 

The Department of Public Works is a town service organization responsible for providing 
essential services for the citizens of Cohasset. Services provided by this department include 
construction, maintenance and repair of streets, sidewalks and storm drainage systems; 
maintenance and repair of vehicles and equipment; maintenance of parks, cemeteries, athletic 
fields and off-street parking facilities; the transfer of public refuse and recyclables; snow 
removal and ice control; maintenance and/or removal of town owned trees; filling and 
maintenance of the fuel tanks. 

In addition to providing routine maintenance throughout the year, the following projects were 
completed by or under the direction of the DRW during the last year: 

Rebuilt or repaired 13 catch basins. 

Cleaned 349 catch basins. 

Dug out the flapper on Atlantic Avenue 22 times to alleviate flooding. 

Rebuilt or replaced various fences. 

Replaced or repaired 38 traffic and street signs and devices. 

In an effort to control algae in Little Harbor, we opened and closed the cat dam gates each 
month from April to December. 

Transferred 1,755 tons of solid waste and 702 tons of C&D. Recycled 787 tons of mixed paper 
products, 204 tons of scrap metals and cans, 62 tons of plastics, 127 tons of glass and 1,000 
gallons of waste oil. Over 300 ton of leaves and brush were processed. The amount of solid 
waste and C&D decreased from the previous year and recyclables increased. 

Cleaned and adjusted the self-regulating tidal gate twice a year as required. 

Plowed and/or sanded 23 times. 

Removed various dead or diseased trees and planted new trees and shrubs throughout the 
town. 



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Resurfaced a portion of Lamberts Lane with private way funding. 

Resurfaced 600 feet of sidewalk at various locations. 

Began using a GPS program on all catch basins and manholes. 

Conducted and recorded 32 internments at the various town owned cemeteries. 

Held 8 brush days. 

Prepared a complete inventory of all DPW equipment, roads, sidewalks and fences. 

Prepared $1,373 million Annual Operating Budget and $135,000 Capital Improvement Program 
for Fiscal Year 2009. 



The Department of Public Works would like to extend our appreciation to all town employees, 
boards and committees for their continued assistance and support during the past year. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Carl A. Sestito 

D.P.W. Superintendent 



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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS 

December 31, 2007 

• Distribution System Improvements. In 2007 we replaced 10,400 feet (1.97 miles) of undersized 
water mains, which is 5.4% of the 36 miles of water mains in the distribution system, to improve 
water service and fire protection throughout Cohasset. 

• Rain Garden Project. In 2007 a total of 15 rain gardens were constructed. Also, we Installed a 
5,000 gallon oil/water separator at the intersection of Pond St. and RTE 3A. Also, 7 other rain 
gardens were partially constructed along Route 3A. 

• Land Acquisition to Protect Water Supply. In 2007 we obtained another land acquisition grant, this 
time in the amount of $366,850 - for the purchase of an additional 30 acres of land in the 
watershed of Lily Pond and the Aaron River Reservoir. 

• Rate Increase. At the Annual Town Meeting, the Town voted to increase water rates. 

WATER COMMISSIONERS. At the March 31, 2007 Town Election, Water Commissioner 
Nathaniel Palmer was reelected. At the Board's reorganization meeting in April, Commissioner 
Pratt was re-elected as Chairman, Commissioner Nathaniel Palmer was elected Vice-Chairman, 
and Commissioner John McNabb was elected Clerk. 

NEW STAFF. During 2007 we welcomed Jared Hill as the new Water Superintendent. 

THE COHASSET WATER DEPARTMENT provides water for domestic consumption and fire 
protection to about 90% of the Town of Cohasset. Our service area does not include the North 
Cohasset area, which is serviced by the Aquarion Water Company of Massachusetts (formerly 
known as the Hingham Mass-American Water Company). The Cohasset Water Department 
system encompasses about 36 miles of water mains, 2,431 service connections, and 376 fire 
hydrants, and 564 valves. 

During 2007, a total of 343,631,905 gallons of water were produced and pumped to the 
distribution system from the Lily Pond Treatment Plant. An additional 9,419,260 gallons were 
pumped to the distribution system from the Ellms Meadow Wellfield. The minimum demand 
for the year was 431,450 gallons on January 30, 2007, and the maximum demand was 
1,850,220 gallons pumped on August 4, 2007. 

After a competitive bidding process in 2007, American Water Services, Inc. was selected 
to continue as the contractor responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Water 
Department under the direction and control of the elected Board of Water Commissioners. 

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT. The Water Department is entirely self-supporting (as an 
Enterprise Fund) from user fees and other fees and charges (which does not impact non- 
customers living in North Cohasset who are served by the Aquarion Water Company in 
Hingham). We do not receive any property tax revenue from the Town of Cohasset. In 2007, 
January - November, we received $143,438 from the sale of 44,266,640 gallons of water to the 
Linden Ponds development in Hingham, which commenced on November 17, 2005 when the 
Route 3A pump station went online. 

RATE INCREASE. At the March 31, 2007 Annual Town Meeting, the Town voted to 
approve Article 4, a water rate increase, which increased the Step 1 rate to $5.16/hundred 
cubic feet (HCF)/quarter, increased the l"'^ step to $10.32 HCF/Quarter, add a new Standby 



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Service charge of $15/Quarter for 1" meters or lower and $40/Quarter for meters over 1", and 
made other increases [see the Town Clerk Report of Town Meeting for the complete Article]. 

The Town also voted to approve Article 5, to allow the Water Commissioners to award a 
contract for the operation & maintenance of the water department for a term that may exceed 
three years including any renewal, extension or option but no more than five years with two 
five year renewals. 

The town also approved Article 17, which approved the filing of a bill, H-4014, with the 
General court, to allow the Water Department to make long term contracts for the sale of 
water provided the total amount sold is no more than 50% of the approved safe yield of the 
water system, and Article 18, which authorized the Water Dept. to acquire the parcel of land 
shown on Assessors Map 56, Parcel 58. 

DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS. In the 13 years since the water emergency in 
1994, caused because of problems in the distribution system, we have replaced or rehabilitated 
18.3 miles or about 50% of the 36 miles of water mains in the distribution, which has improved 
water service throughout Cohasset and has resulted in major measurable improvements in 
public safety by increasing fire flows In fire hydrants. 

In 2007, continuing our long range water distribution system capital improvements plan 
first prepared by Tutela Engineering in 1996, we installed a total of 10,400 feet (1.97 miles) of 
water mains: 
• Beechwood Street - 1,150 feet (South Main Street to Norman Todd Road) to replace undersized 

water mains. 

Beechwood Street - 1,000 feet (Route 3A to King Street) to replace undersized water mains. 

South Main Street - 2,000 feet to replace undersized water mains . 

Bailey/Ridgetop/Arrowood-l,2S0 feet of new water main to create a distribution system loop to 

improve water quality and supply. 

Buttonwood Lane - 250 feet of new water main and services to improve water quality and supply. 

Deep Run - 1,200 feet to replace undersized water mains and new services. 

Nichols Road - 600 feet (ongoing project to be completed 2008) to replace undersized water mains 

and new services. 

White Head - 1,400 feet to replace undersized water mains to improve water quality and supply. 

Dean Way - 350 feet of new water main. 

Gonsalves Lane at Beechwood Ball Park - 400 feet of new water main. 

Install isolation valves on Border Street to address potential disruption of service with the 

construction of the new seawall. 

LEAD & COPPER TESTING. The Cohasset Water Department performed its required sampling for 
Lead and Copper on August 9'^. This process consisted of taking samples from 20 different residential 
homes and 4 different schools located in Cohasset. These sites are chosen by the DEP under the criteria 
of when the home was constructed and the type of material used in adding the service line to the home. 
The results of these tests, while an improvement overall from three years ago, did in fact cause an 
exceedence of the 90'^ percentile rule. This means that the 3 out of the 20 residential sites samples had 
over 0.015 ppm of lead. While this is not a violation, the DEP requires an exceedence such as this one to 
be supported with public education and public notice about lead in the drinking water. The department 
provided notice brochures which were mailed to each customer's home with the bills in November. 
Public education brochures were located in ail of the public buildings in Cohasset and were made 
available to every customer. The department has offered to tests any customers water, for free, for 
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could be contaminating the water, and over 70 people have requested such testing. The department is 
also developing a comprehensive program to locate and eliminate all lead services and fittings in the 
distribution system. 

LEAK DETECTION. We repaired 25 leaks in 2007, including 3 main breaks, 3 freezups, main or 
service breaks caused by contractors and 20 leaks on customer service lines 

WATER STORAGE TANKS. In 2007, we installed Storage Tank Mixers in the Scituate Hill Tank, 
after draining and cleaning out the tank. This was similar to last years work when a mixing system was 
installed in the Bear Hill Tank. The mixers prevent stratification, improve microbiological quality, and 
lower the average age of the water inside the storage tank - therefore helping to improve tap water 
quality. 

FIRE HYDRANTS & VALVES. In 2007 we replaced 15 fire hydrants, installed 5 new hydrants and 
painted 50 of the 400 hydrants. We replaced 32 gate valve and installed 15 new gate valves. 

WELLFIELDS. The Ellms Meadow Wellfield was returned to service and proved to be beneficial 
to the supply of water during the dry summer conditions of 2007. 

We have been attempting to find a new location for the Sohier Street wells, which have been 
abandoned (but are now being used to provide irrigation water for the Little League fields) and 
relocated because of the restoration of the Greenbush Rail Line. The MBTA has provided the Water 
Commission with $250,000 for the relocation of the wells, as part of their mitigation measures to the 
Town. Fracture studies have been conducted on potential sites and we are planning to drill a 4-inch 
exploratory well through 400 to 700 feet of bedrock to investigate the water quantity and quality at 
potential new source located near Mill Lane. 

LILY POND WATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVEMENTS. In 2007 we continued our capital 
Improvement program at the Water Treatment Plant based on the plan prepared by Weston & Sampson 
in 2000. Construction of this phase of improvements began in June 2007 and is part of the Drinking 
Water SRF loan program. Most of the improvements being constructed listed below are part of the 
Water Department's Drinking Water SRF construction contract. The improvements being constructed 
include: 

■ In-pond aeration system, which is being installed to help reduce seasonal elevated levels of 
manganese in Lily Pond. 

■ Raw water meter replacement to improve flow recording accuracy and to replace aging original 
equipment. 

■ Installation of a filter air scour system to better clean the filters and to replace the originally 
installed surface wash system. 

■ Rapid mixers replacement for more flexible mixing capabilities and to replace aging original 
equipment. 

■ Structural improvements to the concrete walls of the lagoons to repair aging concrete. 

■ Installation of underdrain systems in the lagoons for better effluent water quality. 

■ Installation of a recycle/holding tank for the residuals to reduce water loss at the treatment plant. 

■ Improvements to the treatment plant intake structure, including a building to provide for better 
security. Various aging intake structure equipment is being replaced including bar racks, intake 
screens, and flow control structures. A new cleaning system is being provided for the intake screens. 

■ Completion of Treatment Plant Automation (SCADA) system. 

■ Rebuild all 10 pumps and 10 pump motors. 

■ Installation of HVAC systems in chemical and pump room. 

■ Renovation of the Control Room to accommodate SCADA technology. 

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DESIGN OF MIEX PRE-TREATMENT PROCESS. In 2007 Weston & Sampson began the design of 
MIEX pre-treatment process that was selected to help remove organics from the water that are 
converted to disinfection byproducts after chlorination. Disinfection byproducts are regulated by the 
EPA. Requirements will be tightened in 2012, however we are proceeding with the design and 
construction of the MIEX process well in advance of this deadline to better protect the health of our 
customers. In addition to lowering disinfection byproducts, the MIEX process allows us to significantly 
decrease the amount of treatment chemicals. Other improvements included as part of this project: 

■ Installation of variable frequency drives for the raw water pumps to replace aging infrastructure 
and allow for greater operational flexibility. 

■ Improvements to the administration area including handicap access at the front entrance. 

■ New vehicle and equipment storage facility to protect vehicles and equipment from the weather 
and allow for on-site storage of MIEX resin. 

■ New addressable fire alarm panel for safety concerns. 

■ Electrical improvements to replace aging electrical equipment. 

MANGANESE REDUCTION EFFORTS. Levels of manganese in Lily Pond have been measured on a 
daily basis at the treatment plant since July 2005, when customers began to complain about discolored 
water. The secondary drinking water standard for manganese is 0.05 mg/L. This is an aesthetic 
standard, currently there is no primary drinking water standard (health related) for manganese. During 
the summer months, the manganese levels in Lily Pond are significantly higher than the secondary 
standard. During the warmer weather months, when the pond vegetation is more prevalent and the 
water temperature increases, the dissolved oxygen levels in Lily Pond are lower. The low level of 
dissolved oxygen affects the water chemistry, which is allowing manganese in the sediments, which is in 
particulate form to become soluble in the water and eventually be drawn into the treatment plant. 

Manganese removal through the treatment plant processes was most likely greater when the 
practice was to pre-chlorinate the raw water. However, in order to meet primary drinking water 
standards for disinfection byproducts, pre-chlorination is no longer practiced. Since January 2004, 
Cohasset has been required to sample for disinfection byproducts including total trihalomethanes and 
Haloacetic acids. Disinfection byproducts are created when chlorine is applied to water with organic 
content, and can be reduced by removing organics through filtering processes prior to the addition of 
chlorine. At the end of 2004, Cohasset violated the trihalomethanes standard of 80 ppb primarily due to 
a combination of pre-chlorination and high raw water high organic levels. Since that time, they have 
stopped pre-chlorinating the raw water, and optimized organic removal through improvements to the 
existing treatment processes, and have been able to maintain trihalomethanes levels just below the 
regulatory level. 

Since raw water pre-chlorination was stopped, potassium permanganate has been used to 
oxidize manganese levels through the treatment process. However, potassium permanganate has not 
been as effective at removing the higher summer manganese levels. 

The Water Commission has initiated a three-step approach to reducing manganese levels. The 
first step has included optimizing the existing treatment process, additional distribution system flushing, 
working one-on-one with customers in areas were the discoloration is most prevalent, and extensive 
research on alternatives to reduce manganese. The second step is the installation of an in-pond aeration 
system to help reduce manganese levels in Lily Pond, and the third step is the installation of the MIEX 
pre-treatment process. 

LILY POND AERATION SYSTEM. The in-pond aeration system consists of a pilot-program of five 
aeration disks that have been installed in the deeper sections of Lily Pond. These low-disturbance 
aeration disks will help to increase the dissolved oxygen levels in the deeper sections of Lily Pond, 
helping to prevent manganese from being solubilized and entering the treatment plant. The heavy 
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program for the operation of the in-pond aeration system was operational at the end of December 
2007. We will be able to determine the ability of this system to reduce manganese by July 2008. The 
MIEX pretreatment process may also remove enough organic matter that pre-chlorination may be 
applied, but we will not be able to determine this until the system is operational. 

At the end of December the Water Commission voted to ban skating on Lily Pond because the 
installed aeration system will melt the ice and make ice skating unsafe. We hope and expect that after 
further testing it will not be necessary to run the aeration system in the winter again, but we will have to 
see how effective it in reducing manganese before that decision can be made. 

LAND ACQUISITION TO PROTECT WATER SUPPLY. In 2007 we obtained another land acquisition 
grant, this time in the amount of $366,850 - for the purchase of an additional 30 acres of land in the 
watershed of Lily Pond and the Aaron River Reservoir. 

In 2007 the Water Commission acquired 11 parcels of watershed land. 

WATERSHED PROTECTION. The Water Commission employs Norfolk Ram Group to conduct 
watershed protection work for the Water Department. In 2007 this work included: 

• Grant Opportunities and Applications. Submitted a grant application for the Drinking Water Supply 
Protection Grant to obtain funds under the Land Purchase Grant Program that provides 50% EOEEA 
grant funds for land purchases application. The application was submitted in the September 2007 
relative to parcels 65-020 and 66-007 (parcels approved for purchase by March 27 & 29, 2004 Town 
Meeting Article #13). The grant application was successful in obtaining $366,850. 

• Review of Watershed Threats. This work has included ongoing review of activities at the former 
Norfolk Conveyor hazardous waste site. The adequacy, completeness and progress of the site 
assessment and proposed waste site clean-up at Norfolk Conveyor continues to be reviewed, and 
our consultants have provided additional comments to DEP and the property owner concerning the 
21E submittals of record (site assessments and remediation plans). In addition, because this site is 
proposed for residential redevelopment with an on-site wastewater treatment plant, our 
consultants have been reviewing the project application for a Groundwater Discharge Permit (a 
GWDP, is required from DEP prior to discharge of treated wastewater). The Water Commission has 
appealed the GWDP which was issued by the DEP July 20, 2007. . 

• Review of Development Projects. The Cook Estate, a project involving the development of about 
27 condominium homes on Deer Hill (off Sohier Street) has been reviewed by our consultants in 
consultation with the developer's consultants. The development plan has been approved by the 
Planning Board, and the developer has agreed (at a final meeting with the Planning Board) to work 
with the Water Commission's consultants to modify the proposed stormwater detention basins to 
incorporate Low Impact Development features such as bio-retention soil mix and selected 
plantings, to provided enhanced stormwater treatment in addition to the more traditional flood 
control feature. 

• Surface Water Supply Protection Plan (SWSPP) update - as part of on-going watershed 
management, which is based on the SWSPP, Norfolk Ram Group continued to consult with the 
Water Commission on the status of progress in implementing the SWSPP, and assisted with 
planning of future issues. Currently, stormwater treatment (Rain Garden Project) and Land 
Acquisition (via grant applications), are the two most important proactive elements of the SWSPP 
that are currently underway. 

• Surface Water Sampling Program - Norfolk Ram Group completed two rounds of surface water 
quality sampling - during the summer and late fall of 2007 - as part of a continuing program of 
monitoring water quality within the Pond and Reservoir, including characterization of their 
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• Bedrock Well Testing - A bedrock well monitoring program Is completed on an annual basis to 
assess groundwater quality within the four monitoring wells installed between the CHL Landfill and 
Lily Pond. This year's tests were completed in the fall of 2007. 

• Stream Gauging - Monitoring continued for the four stream gauge locations that track hydrologic 
conditions and tributary flow contributions within the watershed. Norfolk Ram Group has 
coordinated with American Water to visit all of the monitoring gauges on a monthly basis to 
download stream depth and temperature data that is collected hourly by the automated field 
devices. All stream gauge locations were updated with replacement devices in February 2007. 
Norfolk Ram Group has been compiling and interpreting this watershed data, and data is shared 
and stored on American Water computers as well. 

RAIN GARDEN PROJECT. In calendar year 2007 15 rain gardens were constructed. In addition 
to the completed gardens a 5,000 gallon oil/water separator was installed at the intersection of Pond St. 
and RTE 3A. In addition to the completed work, also during this year, 7 other rain gardens were partially 
constructed along Route 3A. There are 22 more rain gardens to be constructed in 2008. These 
proposed gardens along with those already competed and under construction, result in a total of 49 rain 
gardens along with 2 bioretention swales and the Rte 3A oil/water separator. 

Rain gardens are depressed planting beds, constructed with special soil mix and plantings, which 
collect "first flush" stormwater flowing along the edge of roads and allow it to infiltrate into the soil, 
where natural biological and chemical processes reduce the level of pollutants and nutrients in the run- 
off. Stormwater which has passed through the rain gardens is returned to the existing drainage ways. 
Norfolk Ram Group, on behalf of the Water Commission, worked closely with the Cohasset Garden Club 
to determine appropriate plantings. 

This stormwater improvement project is entering its final year (completion due in June 2008), 
utilizing funds from our Section 319 Grant ($255,000) and the 2% low interest loans ($497,500) from the 
Clean Water SRF (CWSRF) program. Over the first half of calendar year 2008 we will continue to 
implement both structural and non-structural solutions for eliminating and/or reducing nonpoint source 
pollution in the watershed for Lily Pond and the Aaron River Watershed. The s.319 grant was awarded 
in 2003; we submitted the formal loan application for the CWSRF loans on October 15, 2004. 

Twenty-nine (29) rain gardens have been constructed to date in areas that are tributary to 
Peppermint Brook and Lily Pond, such as areas around the Clay Spring Road development. Pond Street, 
Route 3A, and King Street; and areas tributary to Aaron River Reservoir. There is also a demonstration 
rain garden at the Lily Pond Water Treatment Plant and a bio-swale constructed along the Plant's 
driveway, which were the first constructed in Town. 

In the fall of 2007 we completed the design, and awarded the final contract for the construction 
of twenty-nine (29) additional rain gardens. Of these, seven (7) locations along Route 3A have been 
completed, leaving an additional twenty-two (22) to be constructed in the Spring of 2008. When fully 
completed, a total of fifty-one (51) stormwater capture locations will be addressed. This Project utilizes 
structural best management practice (BMP) solutions and incorporates low impact development (LID) 
strategies wherever possible to contain and minimize off-site flows and pollutant loading in these areas. 
Structural BMPs being implemented include hooded catch basins, bioretention facilities (a.k.a. rain 
gardens), roadside swales with biofilters and spill containment oil/water separator facilities. 

NOVEMBER 13 SPECIAL TOWN MEETING. At this Town Meeting the Water Commission proposed 
Article 3, which passed unanimously, to amend the Water Resource District Zoning Bylaw to comply with 
state regulations and the conditions of our Water Management Permit. This Article amended the 
prohibition for storage of sodium chloride in the Water Resource District by eliminating the 250 lb 
threshold, and changed the prohibition on storage of animal manure in the District to prohibit such 
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contaminated runoff and leachate. The term 'storage' as used in this section shall exclude land application 
of manure as fertilizer and the deposition of manure on the ground by farm animals and household pets." 

SOURCE WATER ASSESSMENT & PROTECTION (SWAP) REPORT^On January 16, 2004 the 
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued the final SWAP Report for the 
Cohasset Water Department. The SWAP report identifies the sources of Cohasset public drinking water 
supply, the protection areas around those supplies, inventories the potential sources of contamination, 
and makes a number of recommendations to improve protection of our v^/ater supplies. The Cohasset 
Water Commission, in its ongoing watershed protection program, following the 2002 Surface Water 
Supply Protection Plan, is planning on implementing the recommendations of the SWAP along with the 
many other water supply protection measures already underway. 

AVALON 40B PROJECT. On January 8, 2007, the Mass. Appeals Court ruled against our appeal of 
the Land Court decision which dismissed our appeal of the ZBA decision. On October 27, 2003 the 
Cohasset Zoning Board of Appeals granted a Comprehensive Permit to Avalon Cohasset for a 200-unit 
development in the Lily Pond Watershed. The Water Commission appealed to Land Court (Land Court 
Miscellaneous Case No. 294252). In May, 2004 Avalon Cohasset, Inc, filed a Motion to Dismiss the 
appeal On June 15 the Water Commission filed its Opposition to the Motion to Dismiss. A hearing on the 
Motion was held June 23, 2005 in Land Court before Judge Sands, who dismissed our complaint. We 
appealed to the Massachusetts Appeals Court (Docket# 2005-P-0746), which held a hearing June 5, 2006 
and on January 8, 2007 denied our appeal. 

On April 4, 2006, Avalon filed an application for a groundwater discharge permit for their on-site 
sewage system, and on July 20, 2007 the permit was granted by the Department of Environmental 
Protection (DEP). On August 8, the Water Commission appealed that permit to DEP, and that appeal is 
still pending. 

On June 19, 2007, in response to an Audit requested by the Water Commission, DEP issued a 
Notice of Noncompliance to Avalon for their violations of the state Chapter 21E hazardous waste site 
cleanup regulations. DEP cited Avalon for not adequately characterizing the extent of contamination on 
the site, which is in the watershed for Lily Pond, and for not adequately assessing the extent of the site 
cleanup that is needed. Avalon and DEP agreed to an Administrative Consent Order (ACO) in November 
which gave Avalon 180 days to review the site and submit the 21E documentation to DEP in compliance 
with the regulations. 

PENDING LEGISLATION. The Water Commission filed two bills for the 2007-2008 Legislative 
Session. 

• H-4014, filed by Rep. Garrett Bradley, adopted at the March 31 Annual Town Meeting, would 
authorize the Water Department to make long term sales of water to other water districts or towns 
up to 50% of the approved safe yield. Commissioner McNabb testified in favor of the bill on behalf 
of the Water Commission at the June 27 public hearing. The bill received a Favorable report 
October 22, 2007 from the Joint Committee on Municipalities & Regional Government and on 
October 25 was given initial approval by the House and referred to the Committee on Bills in Third 
Reading. 

• H-40, filed by Sen. Hedlund, would give the Water Department an access easement over state 
Massachusetts Highway Department Land to the Scituate Hill Water Storage Tank, which would be 
a more convenient permanent access than the current access route through the Avalon property. 
Commissioner McNabb testified in favor of the bill on behalf of the Water Commission at the June 
21 public hearing. The bill was referred to the Joint Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures & 
State Assets and has not yet been reported out of the Committee. 

PRESENTATIONS. Commissioner McNabb presented a paper at the March 26, 2007 Spring 
Meeting of the New England Water Works Association (NEWWA) entitled "Successful Rehabilitation of 
an Ailing Water System." The presentation detailed how the Cohasset Water Department came out of 



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the 1994-1995 water crisis when the system was unable to provide the entire town with water, to 2003, 
when the Dept. received a Water System Award from the state. He also presented a workshop at the 
March 19 Toxics Action Center Annual Conference on "How to Talk to your water department." 

PUBLICATIONS. In January, 2007 we received the December, 2006 Journal of the New England 
Water Works Association (NEWWA) which included the article "Case Studies in Practical Approaches for 
Water Supply versus Aquatic Base Flow Needs" by Chad Cox, P.E., David Leone, P.E., and Thomas J. 
Keeffe, P.E., which was about the Flow Release and Operational Plan developed by GZA Environmental 
and Tutela engineering to support the Cohasset Water Departments application for an Interbasin 
Transfer Act to sell water to the Linden Ponds development in Hingham. 

OTHER WATER DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES. During 2007 the Water Department also performed 
the following activities: 

Reviewed new large home proposals with regards to water supply piping. 

Continuous monitoring of four (4) stream gauges that are contributory to Lily Pond as well as the 

flow at the Bound Brook Control Structure to determine the surface water flows in and out of the 

primary supply to the water treatment plant 

Review fire flow requirements with the Cohasset Fire Department for several proposed 

developments planned in town. 

Reviewed and evaluated metering and telemetry communication with the master meter at Linden 

Pond. 

Issue an Request for Proposal to use either of the water storage tanks for a cell phone antennae 

site to improve communication coverage in Town 

Prepare and submit an IDSE document for DBP Stage 2 requirements. 

Investigate external corrosion to some Gate Valves on Smith Place and Pleasant Street 

COOPERATION WITH OTHER TOWN DEPARTMENTS. The Cohasset Water Department 
cooperated with many other Town of Cohasset departments during 2007 including: 

The water department provided significant improvements to Town roadways as part of our 

distribution upgrades, working cooperatively with the DPW. 

Reviewed & commented on the new Street Opening Permit process developed for the DPW 

Provided a water supply for the Veterans Memorial Parks at the Harbor. 

Assisted the DPW for a sidewalk/drainage improvement project on Forest Ave. 

Assisted DPW in locating buried pipes and manholes of a 90+ year old drainage system located 

under Jerusalem Road. 

The Water Department continues to process billing for the Sewer Department. 

Joint training for Reverse 911 with Police, Fire Department and Emergency Management. 

Provide fire flow tests for Fire Department 

Connected Little League fields to the abandoned Sohier Street wells. 

Provide new water services at Beechwood Ball Park. 

Provided DPW with GPS detection and location equipment. 

Spring St. and Cushing Rd. relocate intersection as part of our distribution project. 

Selection and implementation of standard Geographic Information Systems (GIS) base map 

program for all Town Departments. 

CONCLUSION. The strength and successes of today's Water Department have been possible 
because of the vision and extraordinary efforts of the Water Commission and staff in the 1970's, to 
conceptualize, design, permit, and build the Aaron River Reservoir and the Lily Pond Treatment Plant 
which turned Cohasset from a water-poor town to a water-rich town. 

During 2007, the Cohasset Water Commission has implemented many major infrastructure 
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enhance our ability to protect our water supply, treat, pump and deliver excellent drinking water and 
reliable water service for donnestic and firefighting use for our customers - our ratepayers in Cohasset. 
We have accomplished these important achievements within our current rate structure, since our 
financial position remains excellent. 

The Board of Water Commissioners and the Water Department would like to thank all the Town 
officials, boards, citizens, and committees who have supported and assisted us throughout 2007. We will 
continue to improve the water system in the coming years for the benefit of all customers and the Town 
of Cohasset. 
Respectfully submitted. 



BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS 
Glenn A. Pratt, Chairman 
Nathaniel Palmer, Vice-Chairman 
John K. McNabb, Jr., Clerk 



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Sewer Commission 2007 Annual Report 

This past year was a busy and successful time for the Sewer Commission. In addition to the normal flow 
of issues needing attention, we also dealt with operational challenges, alternative studies, initiation of 
the Little Harbor/ Atlantic Avenue sewer project, litigation filed by a developer seeking a connection, and 
progress with a major inflow and infiltration (I/I) project. 

The wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) continued to operate within its normal condition design 
parameters. We did have a minor operational issue with turbidity control of the effluent from the plant. 
This issue was resolved with a meticulous examination of the thousands of fibers in the filter cassettes 
and discovery/repair of a number of tiny leaks in the system. The cause of these leaks was most likely 
due to the cassettes approaching the limits of their anticipated operational lifetime. The modifications 
to the treatment plant for the increased flow for the Little Harbor/ Atlantic Avenue expansion will 
include replacement of all the cassettes with a higher density, improved design. The ongoing plant 
modifications include permanent piping and disinfection equipment to significantly mitigate any 
potential overflows before there is any release to the environment. These modifications will be 
completed early in the project. Stormwater inflow and infiltration are addressed later in this report. 

The special Town Meeting in December of 2005 authorized a study of alternatives (decentralized, 
satellite sewage treatment plants) for parts of Cohasset that do not currently have sewers or immediate 
plans for sewers. Preliminary investigation yielded limited viable areas for disposal under conventional 
means. Discussions with DEP have taken place for the use of Innovative/Alternative disposal 
technologies to expand disposal options. State groundwater discharge and re-use regulations are 
currently undergoing revision and it is hoped that the revisions will help expand the Town's options in 
this area. The final report from this study will be available early in 2008. 

The Little Harbor/Atlantic Avenue project contracts were bid and awarded in 2007. Favorable bids were 
received and it is anticipated, barring totally unanticipated developments, that the project will be 
finished well within the anticipated budget approved by Town Meeting. State revolving funds to finance 
the project were applied for and granted. Obtaining these funds will result in low interest rate financing 
over a twenty year period for the betterments assigned to the new sewer users. In April of 2007 voters 
declined a ballot item to share 50/50 in the cost of the project, therefore users must pay 100% of the 
project costs through their betterments. 

Construction work began in late September on the combined water/sewer portions of the project, with 
water work beginning first. During freezing winter conditions, only sewer work will be done, with water 
portions beginning again in the spring. An objection to the location of the project staging area resulted 
in an appeal to the ZBA of a decision by the Town's Building Inspector. His decision allowed that the 
proposed and current location in a residential neighborhood was in accordance with the Town's Zoning 
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An appeal by the Avalon developers of the ZBA decision denying their demand to be granted a sewer 
connection was denied by the Housing Appeals Court on the basis that they had showed no significant 
cost difference between their already granted ground water discharge pernnit and their sought sewer 
connection. The developer has appealed the Housing Court decision to the State Superior Court. 



Town Meeting approved in December of 2006 an article which authorized appropriation of funds to 
complete a major investigative and corrective action program to identify and eliminate inflow and 
infiltration (I/I) into the sewer collection system. The program will be executed over a four year period 
and investigative efforts in 2007 have identified two major areas of ground/tidal influx into the sewer 
collection piping. One major contributor located at the Jacob's Meadow culvert will be repaired in 2008 
and continuing investigative work will be done to further refine and pin down the sources of influx in the 
Elm Street section of the collection system. An Interim report is also anticipated for early 2008. 



Ray Kasperowicz, Clerk 
John Beck, Vice Chairman 
Sean Cunning, Chairman 



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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE STORMWATER COMMITTEE 
December 31, 2007 

In 2007, the Cohasset Board of Selectmen voted to extend the term of the Cohasset Stormwater 
Management Committee which was originally established in August of 2006. The Committee is 
composed of a member each from, Board of Health, Conservation Commission, Planning Board, Water 
Resource Protection Committee, Planning Board, two citizens, and an associate non-voting member, the 
President of the Straits Pond Watershed Association who is a Hull Resident. 

The Committee was asked by the Selectmen to continue its original charge in 2007. The charge of the 
Committee is to survey the existing stormwater and non-point source pollution situation in Cohasset 
and make recommendations to the Selectmen and Town Meeting on the following (a.) (b.) and (c.) 
below. Beneath each specific charge (underlined) is a corresponding bulleted list of action items 
undertaken by the Committee in 2007. 

a) Planning and implementation of measures such as installing rain gardens or other Low Impact 
Development (LID) applications to alleviate existing stormwater problems: 
Mass. DEP 319 NPS Grant 

o Partnering with the Cohasset Board of Selectmen and various other entities of the 
Town, the Stormwater Management Committee applied for and received a 
Massachusetts DEP 319 Nonpoint Source Pollution (NPS) grant to be used to 
compliment ongoing sewer work around Little Harbor. The total award was 
$250,000.00 which includes a requirement for $100,000.00 in matching funds from the 
Town. The monies will be used to permanently protect and improve water quality in 
Little Harbor through the design, permitting and construction of Best Management 
Practice (BMP) solutions. 

o Relative to the 319 grant mentioned above, the committee was instrumental in working 
with Town officials to ensure that previously planned projects would qualify as "in-kind" 
matching funds, thereby offsetting the Town's out of pocket expenses considerably. In 
addition. Committee members have also worked closely with the Cohasset Center for 
Student Coastal Research (CSCR) to provide grant funded testing of stormwater samples 
collected at Little Harbor outfalls. The Project also includes a public outreach and 
education component to explain the Project and the effectiveness of Stormwater BMP's 
to residents and encourage participation in reducing nonpoint source pollution. 

o By securing grant funds for the Town, and coordinating grant projects with the Little 
Harbor sewer project, the CSCR, and various other Town plans, the Stormwater 
Management Committee has been successful in achieving a more "total solution" for 
Little Harbor by addressing nonpoint source pollution issues in the Town. 



Coastal Pollutant Remediation Grant Program/Coastal Zone Management (CZM) 
BMP Design & Implementation within James Brook Watershed 

o Partnering with the Cohasset Board of Selectmen and other entities of the Town, the 
Stormwater Committee has applied for a Coastal Pollution Remediation (CPR) grant for 
BMP Design & Implementation within the James Brook Watershed. The range of 
funding requested from CZM was $46,430.00 to $81,270.00. The request is pending and 
a decision is expected very shortly. 



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o The CPR grant is intended to improve the water quality and protection of Cohasset Cove 
through the design, environmental permitting, and construction of stormwater control 
and treatment systems v\/lthin the James Brook watershed, part of the South coastal 
Watershed. These designs will use BMP's and incorporate Low Impact Development 
(LID) strategies to capture and minimize runoff flows and pollutant loading into the 
Jacobs Meadow salt marsh and Cohasset Cove. 

o In relation to the CPR grant the Stormwater Committee has partnered with the Cohasset 
Conservation Committee to apply for a Cohasset Community Preservation Committee 
(CPC) grant. In January 2008 the CPC awarded $88,570.00 to be used as matching funds 
for theCPR grant. If the CPR grant is not awarded to Cohasset, the Stormwater 
Committee plans to use the CPC monies to establish a minimum of six BMP's along 
Jacobs Meadow. 

b) Drafting and the adoption of bylaws or other regulatorv controls to prevent additional 
stormwater issues, such as a Model Stormwater Bylaw, to propose to Town Meeting; 

o During 2007, the Stormwater Committee continued to work diligently in an effort to 
incorporate the views of the general public, the various standing Commissions and 
Committees of the Town, the Board of Selectmen, affected abutters and other 
interested parties toward the drafting of a Stormwater Bylaw for the Town of Cohasset. 
o The Committee has placed the draft bylaw on the Town Warrant for consideration at 
the 2008 Spring Town Meeting and is making final edits in an effort to gain broad based 
public support for the proposed bylaw. 
o During the Course of 2007, members of the Stormwater Committee met with the 
following entities as part of its ongoing public outreach to gain input and support for a 
Stormwater Bylaw. 

Three formal meetings with the Board of Selectmen 

Attended and spoke at 2007 Spring and Fall Town Meetings 

Cohasset Planning Board 

Cohasset Conservation Commission 

Cohasset Board of Health 

Cohasset Sewer Commission 

Representative of the Harbor Health Committee 

Elm Street/Jacobs Meadow abutters 

Cohasset Greenbush Engineering re: James Brook/Jacobs Meadow/Sanctuary 

Pond. 

Cohasset Golf Course 

Cohasset Rotary Club 

Massachusetts Area Planning Council (MAPC) 

Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management 

c) Creation of a permanent Stormwater Management Committee or Commission to have 
jurisdiction over stormwater issues. 

o The Stormwater Management Committee feels strongly that the appointment of an 
ongoing Committee structure is necessary and prudent. First, the Town must bring the 
serious, chronic and widespread flooding and pollution problems under control. The 
Committee feels this will take many years to accomplish. As progress is achieved, the 
ongoing monitoring and regulation of stormwater related issues will be critical. 

o Flooding and pollution problems identified by the Committee threaten public safety, 
private property, our environment and the overall character and quality of life in 
Cohasset. 



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o Therefore the Committee has requested that the Board of Selectmen build on the 
progress that has been made, thus far, by supporting a Stormwater Management 
Committee on an ongoing basis. 

STORMWATER COMMITTEE, 

Martin Nee, Citizen Member and Chairman 

Jim Kinch, Secretary, Water Resources Protection Committee 

Steve Bobo, Board of Health 

Sarah Charron, Conservation Commission 

Jim Drysdale, Citizen Member 

Lawry Reid, Straits Pond Watershed Association, Associate Member 



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Report by the Harbor Health Committee for the 2007 Town Report. 

During 2007 the Harbor Health Committee (The Committee') continued to worl< with local, state and 
federal environmental agencies to evaluate the Harbor's water quality, identify possible sources of 
pollution and recommend solutions. 

Mass Bays Natural Estuaries submitted its final report on the comprehensive testing conducted on the 
Harbor in the summer of 2006. This was included in a report from The Committee to the Board of 
Selectmen in August 2007 and is available at the Town Manager's Office. 

The EPA once again designated Cohasset Harbor as part of their Clean New England Beach Initiative and 
conducted targeted testing upstream in tributaries as well as within the Harbor. Their final draft report 
was submitted to The Committee and forwarded to the Board of Selectmen, the Harbor Master, and the 
Board of Health in December 2007. A copy is available at the Town Manager's Office. 

The Committee continued to collaborate with the towns of Scituate and Marshfield under the direction 
of CZM (Coastal Zone Management) in a regional application to the EPA requesting a No Discharge Area 
designation for this area's coastal waters. A joint public information meeting was held at the Scituate 
Library on May 22, 2007. The draft application was presented to the Board of Selectmen on December 
17, 2007 and on December 21, 2007 a letter from the Town Manager was sent on behalf of the Board of 
Selectmen authorizing CZM to make the NDA application on behalf of Cohasset. EPA approval is 
expected in the spring of 2008. 

In collaboration with the Conservation Commission, The Committee applied for and received $40,000 in 
funding from the Restore America's Estuaries/Conservation Law Foundation/NOAA Restoration 
Partnership and the Corporation Wetland Restoration Partnership and $20,000 from the Cohasset 
Conservation Preservation Committee in matching local funds. This funded the feasibility and 
engineering phase of the restoration of the salt marsh between Parker Avenue and Government Island 
and was conducted under the supervision of the Town Manager. The Conservation Commission and The 
Committee worked with representatives of NOAA, EPA, CLF and CZM as well as the local engineer, 
Cavanarro Consulting. As part of this project, the collapsed culvert under Border Street will be replaced. 

In early May 2007, The Committee, again in collaboration with the Conservation Commission, submitted 
applications to the Massachusetts Office of the Coastal Zone Management Wetlands Restoration 
Program for Priority Status for Jacobs Meadow and the Parker Avenue 'cut'. Priority status for both was 
granted in June 2007. Designated priority projects are eligible (but not guaranteed) to receive grants and 
technical services supported by the Commonwealth, including, but not limited to: wetland delineation, 
elevation survey, mapping and site planning, hydraulic analyses, impact assessments, title and deed 
exams, permitting and monitoring. 

As part of the Priority Status Agreement for the Parker Avenue Cut, the EPA and CZM expressed concern 
over the high bacterial counts reported in the cut and the possibility of introducing that pollution into 
The Gulf when flow is restored through the culvert. This could endanger future funding for the marsh 
restoration project and, so, The Committee worked with the Town Manager, the Conservation 
Commission, the Board of Health and the Sewer Commission to recommend the Lightkeepers' House be 
hooked up to town sewer. Funding for this is being considered for inclusion in the 2009 budget. 



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The Committee working with the Town Manager, members of the Board of Selectmen, the Cohasset 
Greenbush engineers, and CZM initiated efforts to identify and investigate additional stormwater 
flooding control for the James Brook drainage system. Sites are being explored to increase upstream 
flood storage and to create additional stormwater retention, detention, desynchronization in town- 
owned land along the James Brook. It is a complicated issue with no quick, easy solution. 

The Committee strongly supported the Board of Selectmen's request for funding for a Master 
Stormwater Plan. The Committee remains opposed to the introduction of any additional freshwater, 
stormwater and pollution to the Harbor environment. 

The Committee continues to support the Water Commission and the Water Resource Protection 
Committee's efforts to promote organic lawn care practices that will protect not only our drinking 
water, but also our coastal waters. 

The Committee continues to urge boaters to practice care in boat maintenance to avoid putting toxic 
pollutants into the marine environment. These practices are outlined in Section 4.1 of the 
Massachusetts Clean Marina Guide, Activities and Environmental Practices. 



Respectively submitted by the HARBOR HEALTH COMMITTEE: 

Russ Bonetti 
Noel Collins 
Chris Evans 
Paul Figueiredo 
Frank Moody 
Paul Pattison 
Karen Quigley, Chair 
Pete Workman 



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REPORT OF THE COHASSET HISTORICAL COMMISSION - 2007 

The Cohasset Historical Commission worked on the following projects this past year. 

inventory Forms - Over 2000 historical properties in Cohasset have been inventoried and forms placed 
on file with the Massachusetts Historical Commission. This past year, early Post World War II housing 
developments were added to the list. As inventoried houses in town are altered or torn down, updated 
information is also sent to the state. All inventory listings can be accessed on-line by going to the 
Massachusetts Historical Commission website and going to "Search the MACRIS Database". Copies of 
the inventory forms are available at the Paul Pratt Library and at the Historical Society's Pratt Building. 

Nominations for National Register - The following properties and districts in Cohasset are listed on the 
National Register of Historic Places. 

Caleb Lothrop House, Summer Street (1976) 

Government Island Historic District, Lighthouse Lane (1994) 

Cohasset Common Historic District, (1978, 1996) 

Josephine M Hagerty House, Atlantic Ave., (1997) 

Central Cemetery, Joy Place, (2003) 

Bates Ship Chandlery/Maritime Museum, Elm Street (2003) 

Wilson House, Elm St., (2003) 

Pratt Building, So. Main Street,(2006) 
Many other properties in town are eligible to be listed on the National Register. 

"State or federally involved" projects - We received communication concerning the land acquisition for 
Water Supply Protection (archaeological sensitivity-Native American site), the Antenna Collocation Site 
Modification by the American Town Corporation near the M.B.T.A. Train Station and the Hull Offshore 
Wind Power Project in Hull. As none of these sites are likely to be eligible for the National Register we 
felt no need to comment on the projects. 

Local Involvement - 

1. We supported the Historical Society's request for Community Preservation funding for work 
at the Maritime Museum, Wilson House and the Pratt Building. 

2. We supported Community Preservation Funding for the new town hall sign. 

3. Government Island National Register site. The Historical Commission has a vested interest in 
this site and wants to keep this property historically correct. Thanks to the DPW, the template area was 
cleared of weeds and limbs hanging over the Lighthouse Keeper's Office were taken down. Through the 
Harbormaster and the Sladen Family, the old benches were replaced. We are working on the final phase 
at the Minot's Ledge Light Replica, which includes signage. 

4. We attended the Planning Board meeting on the Village Planning Initiative. At this meeting, 
the consultants were made aware of the historic properties and our concerns that the historic value be 
preserved in the by-laws to be adopted. 

5. The signage from the M.B.T.A. with historical information about the train and the local towns 
to be placed at the Train Station was reviewed by members of the Commission. 

6. The Historical Commission partnered with the Cohasset Historical Society to have an exhibit 
about the history of the train on display at the Historical Society Pratt Building. The exhibit included 
pictures and memorabilia from the start of the Old Colony line in 1849 through to the October 
reopening of train service. We thank everyone who helped and those who visited the exhibit. 



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Preservation Plans - According to the by-laws of the Commonwealth, "Local Historical Commissions are 
an important part of municipal government in Massachusetts. They are responsible for community- 
wide historic preservation planning. Historical Commissions advise elected officials and other boards on 
historic preservation issues, including zoning changes, the re-use of municipally owned historic 
buildings, master planning or preservations of historic landscapes." (Taken from Massachusetts 
Historical Commission summary sheet) 

As the town goes forward, Cohasset Historical Commission feels strongly that we need to be involved 
with the long-range planning of our very historic and picturesque town. 

We thank the various town departments and committees that have helped and supported our goals. 
The Commission meets each month except during July and August. Meeting schedules are posted on the 
Town Clerk's Bulletin Board at Town Hall. 



Respectfully Submitted, 

Rebecca Bates-McArthur, Chairman 

David Wadsworth, Secretary 

Marilyn Morrison 

Nathaniel Palmer 

Hamilton Tewksbury 



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Report for year 2007 Committee on Town History 

Submitted by Jim Hamilton, Chairman January 15, 2008 

2007 sales of our history books netted $2,305 to add to our book account, now totaling $24, 192. Sales 
outlets are primarily Buttonwoods Books and the Cohasset Historical Society with books available from 
the Town Clerk's Office. 

Currently in the planning stage is a Cohasset Guide being compiled by Jackie Dormitzer with the 
assistance of town historian David Wadsworth. We plan to have this book published for Christmas sales 
this year. It will be a four-color illustrated guide of Cohasset, emphasizing our historical districts such as 
the village and harbor with a section on our conservation areas. 

All funding will be provided by our book account including promotion and advertising. 
The Cohasset Mariner, as in the past, will help us in promoting this new publication. 

The present history books produced by the committee with the Town of Cohasset as publisher are the 
three companion narratives by E. Victor Bigelow, Bert Pratt and Jackie Dormitzer and the two 
anthologies edited by Jackie Dormitzer. All these books are registered with the Library of Congress and 
have been assigned ISBN number so that they can be identified on the web. 

The Committee on Town History will remain active until the completion of the Cohasset Guide since the 
committee helps in the production and the marketing. 



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Annual Report of the Paul Pratt Memorial Library, 2007 

The use of the Paul Pratt Memorial Library continued to grow and change with the times in FY2007. 

Checkouts of books, DVDs, new audio book formats and other materials increased by % from FY2006. 

We made progress on our initiative to expand the library's large print and audio book collections, 
including Overdrive books that can be downloaded to an MP3 player directly from our web site. Our 32 
public computer terminals are more popular than ever, and the hits on our website (cohassetlibrary.org) 
reached 1.1 million, up 47% in the past year. The website is constantly being enriched, and a committee 
of staff and trustees is working to make it even more user-friendly. 

The Children's Program, under the leadership of Children's Librarian Sharon Moody, continues to attract 
large numbers of children and their parents; attendance at the 150 story hours, summer programs and 
reading groups was up 12% from last year. For adults, we sponsored 56 events, administered by 
Reference Librarian Gayle Walsh, including films, author talks and book discussion groups. Our first 
town wide reading program, "One Book, One Cohasset," was sponsored and funded by The Friends of 
the Cohasset Library, and a second program is in the works for FY2008. The Friends, collaborating with 
the staff, also expanded the outreach effort. Coordinator Marjie Murphy and other volunteers bring 
reading materials to those who are physically unable to visit the library, and Marjie leads book 
discussion groups at Sunrise Assisted Living, which helps support the outreach by holding antique 
appraisal events to raise money. The art exhibits provided by the South Shore Art center continue to be 
well attended. 

The Cohasset Library Trust, Inc. was established by an act of the state legislature and incorporated in 
November 2006, creating a legal entity to manage and help grow the existing endowment of the library. 
In April 2007, the Cohasset Library Building Fund was merged into the Trust. The library trustees 
appointed a full slate of officers and directors for the Trust, including chair Jane O. Goedecke. This year, 
endowment income contributed $29,000 to the operating budget. The Friends of the Library, chaired by 
Gail Flynn, continued to fund popular services, including museum passes and the children's programs, 
assist with functions and honor staff and volunteers. 

The library was pleased to receive three grants this year. The Net Lender grant was awarded to our 
library, because we loaned more materials than we borrowed from others. The Public Libraries Fund 
award from the state Board of Library Commissioners provided a matching incentive for funds raised by 
local groups like the Friends to enhance library services. Finally, a South Shore Music Circus grant will 
help us buy a self-checkout station to let patrons check out materials independently. Our Director and 
our staff continue to provide an environment that promotes reading, learning and community activities 
seven days a week. We thank the town government and our loyal patrons for their support. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Stacey Weaver, Chair Rodney Hobson Sarah Pease 

Elizabeth Baker Roger Lowe Barbara Power 

Sheila Evans Agnes McCann Patience Towie 



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REPORT OF THE RECREATION COMMISSION 

It gives us great pleasure to report to residents, the activities of their Recreation Commission for 2007. 

It is with regret that we inform you of the passing of Richard P. Barrow who served as Chairman of the 
Recreation Commission from April, 1973 through to his death during April, 2007. 

Dick gave tirelessly to the Community that he loved so much and above all else, he represented the best 
interests of residents at all times. Ensuring equal access for all residents via the ability to maintain our 
program fees as small as possible, coupled with providing residents access to our natural resources, 
were two of Dick's passions as Chairman of the Commission. 

As a tribute to Dick, the Recreation Commission will conduct an annual fishing tournament in his name, 
during May of each year. The first tournament is scheduled for late May, 2008. 

During the year, approximately 4,000 individuals of all ages participated in a variety of structured 
programs, activities and events. While budget restrictions persist, our latitude of use of the Revolving 
Account Fund for 100% Self-Supporting Programs are continuing under this financial mechanism causing 
no impact upon taxpayers. In fact, via the Recreation Commission's policy to charge an Administrative 
Service Fee charge to all R.A.F. sponsored programs, taxpayers are reimbursed for the cost of the 
recreation budget. That is, revenues produced via Administrative Service Fee's, coupled with budget 
sponsored program fees, service fees and charges helps reimburse taxpayers for the budget of their 
Recreation Commission. Only revenue on deposit in the General Fund can be considered 
recapitalization revenue. 

During Fiscal Year 2007, ending June 30, 2007 the Recreation Commission produced for the General 
Fund $81,639.10. $6,100.00 was produced for use by the Commission via grants and matching grant 
funds and donations. Concurrently, $37,909.57 was transacted via Revolving Account Funds for 100% 
Self-Supporting programs via fees charged participants for a variety of services. Approximately another 
$314,000.00 was transacted via other and direct self-supporting financial systems during F.Y. 2007, 
manifesting a collective $439,648.67 of recreational services to residents. These figures do not include 
the thousands of man-hours that are annually donated by hundreds of residents, in support of a variety 
of program operations. 

Due to the financial difficulties town government faces during Fiscal Year 2007/2008, the Recreation 
Commission continues to stay about 75% self-supporting via revenue dedicated to the General Fund of 
the Town only. Via fee charges and administrative service fees to contractors to the Commission our 
intent will be to recapitulate about 75% of our budget costs back to taxpayers. It is our intent to do this 
with as little financial impact upon users of our services as possible. 

Municipal recreation is for the benefit of all residents and we continue to direct our efforts towards 
assurance of equal access and opportunity to the entire community. To this end, a specific and 
calculated portion of revenue was not collected this year from residents who were temporarily unable 
to pay full fee charges for services. In many instances time was volunteered in lieu of full fee payments, 
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During this past year we have continued reconstruction of a portion of our program operations 
specifically related to the After School recreation programming. After School Recreation Programs have 
been available for the past 32 years via the joint efforts of the Recreation Commission and School 
Department. Vital towards the success of these particular programs remains the ability to offer them 
directly after school and at school facilities, precluding children requiring transportation. Generally we 
offer these programs; on a continuing basis; Fall, Winter, and Spring. Each session has generally been 5 
to 6 weeks in duration. 

We continue our effort to increase the number and types of programs offered. Many of the programs 
will be made available via contracted services thru our Revolving Account Fund for 100% Self- 
Supporting Services. Via this method, the per capita fee collected will be collectively utilized to operate 
the programs financially, while 15% of the gross revenue collected will be deposited back to the General 
Fund of the Town, hence, back to tax payers. 

Programming represents only one aspect of the responsibilities, duties, and functions as prescribed and 
conferred upon the Recreation Commission by both Massachusetts General Laws and By-Laws of the 
Town. Continuing efforts are focused upon upgrading and renovating existing outdoor recreational 
facilities under jurisdiction of the Commission. Often times these undertakings are coordinated via a 
lending of both public and privately solicited resources and efforts, easing taxpayers' burden. 

Numerous town departments and officials have continued to support our effort in this area for which 
we remain enormously grateful. Further, we remain indebted to many private and civic groups for their 
magnanimous efforts and resources. Via the efforts of the Cohasset Basketball Boosters Club and 
Cohasset Soccer Club, the community is well served beyond the operations of sports programs only. 

The seven member, elected board of the Recreation Commissioner's, volunteer their services to the 
Town and department meeting regularly in order to discuss a wide-spectrum of topics relative to the 
leisure needs and pursuits of all residents. Further, the Commissioner's establish policy, and provide 
departmental direction, support, and assistance. Each meeting is publicly posted at least one week prior 
to date and residents are cordially invited to attend and participate in any meeting. Essential to our 
proper function, and absolutely vital towards success, is the ability to remain responsive to the dynamic 
Community needs. We consider your input and feedback our most important source of guidance. 

Degree of community interest and support for recreational and leisure-time services can directly be 
measured by two essential factors. First and most logically, interest is measured by the level of 
participation by residents in various services. Secondly and perhaps as important, interest and support 
is readily recognizable by the extraordinary numbers of volunteers who donate their time, effort and 
expertise in conduct with a number of our programs, events and activities. Cohasset is indeed very 
fortunate to have many extremely talented residents willing to lend a hand and share their particular 
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The Recreation Commission wishes to acknowledge gratitude to the many individuals, civic and business 
organizations, school and sport's groups, Town boards, committees and departments who have lent 
their support and assistance in our efforts to best serve the recreational and leisure needs of residents 
of all ages. While too numerous to mention each by name, none are forgotten and all are sincerely 
appreciated and thanked. 

Respectfully yours, 

James H. Richardson, Chairman 

James E. Carroll, Vice- Chairman 

Lisa L. Lojacono, Secretary 

Anthony J. Carbone 

Lillian M. Curley 

Daniel J. Martin 

John M. Worley, Director 



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Recreation Commission 
Youth Resources 

It is with distinct pleasure that the Recreation Commission submits their Annual Report to the residents 
of Cohasset. 

Midnight Blue, The Teen Center continues to operate on a predominantly self-supporting basis, serving 
youngsters grades 6-12. 

While designed for youngsters entering grade 6 through 12, the appeal tends to remain with the Middle 
School age groups. 

Revenue, offsetting the costs of operations, are derived via small per capita fee charges for dances/ 
special events, donations and rental fees for facility use for birthday parties. Further, we are indebted to 
the South Shore Playhouse Associates for their annual grant for Teen Center operations. 

Hours of operation are currently every Friday Evening from 5:00pm to 10:00pm and the first and third 
Saturday Evenings of the month during the same hours. 

Midnight Blue remains available for use by civic, sports and school organizations around the scheduled 
hours of operation. 

The youth of Cohasset and members of the Recreation Commission wish to extend their most sincere 
gratitude to the numerous residents, business organizations, town boards, officials and departments 
who have generously donated money, time, effort, materials and supplies towards our projects and 
efforts. 

Respectfully yours, 

James H. Richardson, Chairman 

James E. Carroll, Vice- Chairman 

Lisa L. Lojacono, Secretary 

Anthony J. Carbone 

Lillian M. Curley 

Daniel J. Martin 

John M. Worley, Director 



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GOVERNMENT ISLAND ADVISORY COMMITTEE - 2007 ANNUAL REPORT 

The Island's 61^' birthday - 2007. The Town through the Board of Selectmen bought the Island - 7.4 
acres - from the Government for $29,000.00 or about, $3,900.00 per acre. The area consists of ledge 
woods, shoreline and graded areas to be used by the fisherman, sailing club members, townspeople 
(YOU) and visitors to the Town. 

Our activities throughout the year call for sporadic meetings to discuss/solve a current question. This 
meeting schedule may change. 

We were fortunate this past month to have a group of visitors from a local lighthouse group NELL (New 
England Lighthouse Lovers). They were here to look at our Replica and surrounding points of historic 
interest on Government Island - Lightkeepers House, the oil house, the templates. Beacon Rock- in fact 
a small group of visitors climbed to the top of the rock - quite a view. 

The normal maintenance of the Island goes on with good cooperation between Carl Sestito, DPW 
Superintendant, his crew and the GIAC. 

Please, as we have said many times, take some time to visit the area with your family. Enjoy it, absorb 
it, and drink in some history that is right here in your harbor - your backyard. 

Respectively submitted, 

Hamilton T. Tewksbury, Chairman 
Constance M. Ashfar 
Lorren S. Gibbons, Harbormaster 
Rebecca Bates-McArthur 



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South Shore Regional Vocational Technical School District 

Cohasset Town Report 

Continuing Excellence -- Staying Current with Careers and Technology 

As emphasis throughout the Commonwealth increasingly focuses on preparation for the 
academic, social and economic futures of our students, state and nation, vocational technical education 
and preparation shines bright. The South Shore Regional School District continues to provide quality 
career and future educational opportunities for the young adults in the area, specifically the 
communities in the eight-town district. Key to meeting the school's and job market's expectations is the 
need to stay current with technical career trends and opportunities. Updating of equipment and 
instruction in every career field being offered is one of the institution's major commitments. 

South Shore continues to respond to the increasing need to combine solid core academic 
Instruction with relevant reference to and coordination with the diverse collection of career pathways 
available to students. The 2007-2008 school year has witnessed once again maximum enrollment at the 
school's Hanover campus, with a significant "waiting list" of candidates. Providing for the school's 
primary career preparation mission has never been more important, as graduates leave high school with 
marketable and expandable skills. South Shore, however, has also excelled in meeting state and 
national academic standards and expectations. Including those prescribed under MCAS, the 
Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System, No Child Left Behind and the need for Annual Yearly 
Progress (AYP). 

Like many area communities. South Shore has applied to participate in the Commonwealth's 
School Building Assistance program, targeting critical infrastructure improvements and energy 
conservation. A new roof in the next few years is imperative, while the district has already begun to 
address a first of three likely stages of window replacement at the forty-five (45) year old facility. South 
Shore Vocational Technical High School is the oldest of the state's twenty-six regional vocational 
technical schools. 

The previous reference to MCAS and accountability expectations deserves a bit more 
commentary. While career program graduates continue to excel In the technical arena as documented 
by state and national performances and very successful job placement, academic results continue to 
shine as well. The Class of 2007 witnessed 100% success in achieving the mandated competency 
determination levels, with the Class of 2008 Impressively following suit. First results on the soon to be 
required for graduation Science portion of MCAS were positive when compared to other vocational 
school students. Expanded instruction in both Science and Social Studies at South Shore has been 
initiated, with focus on the state standards in those content areas. 

Extracurricular activities and athletics continue to be broadened whenever possible to meet 
student interest. Newer programs like Volleyball, Golf and Robotics are not only drawing participation 
but also realizing success. Other, more established teams and activities are thriving as well, headlined 
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On the technical front, the targeting of a comprehensive pre-engineering program that could 
encompass components of several existing programs has drawn favorable state and v^/orkplace 
attention. The nation-v^/ide demand for college level engineering students is near crisis level, and 
opportunities are plentiful. South Shore is exploring ways of potentially consolidating some 
instructional areas, while expanding others in meeting this set of high level career paths for our 
students. 

Currently nine students of the total enrollment of 592 are from Cohasset. June 2007 celebrated 
the graduation of Victor Iran from Cohasset. 

Important contributions continue to be made by South Shore's Parents Association, the 
Vocational Advisory Committees, School Council and the Continuing Education Program, which in 
addition to providing a wide range of career and self-improvement opportunities helps support the total 
school program. 

All at South Shore would like to thank the eight member towns for the support demonstrated to 
the school over the years. Many in the community have made frequent mention of a positive changed 
perspective of the local vocational school in recent years. We appreciate it. Our goal is to teach, 
prepare and provide for life-long career and learning opportunities for our students and to be partners 
with parents and all members of the district communities. Thank you for providing us the opportunity 
to help do that by offering the best learning environment possible. 

Respectfully submitted, 



David Kneeland 

Town Representative 

South Shore Regional School District Committee 



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Annual Town Report 

2007 

Cohasset Public Schools 

Where the mission is to "continue the commitment 
to excellence." 

Teaching and learning are what great schools are all about. The focus of the Cohasset Public 
Schools continues to be on the classroom and maximizing student performance. The goal is to maintain 
the overall strength of the school system while recognizing continued local and general economic 
challenges. 

Despite these difficult fiscal times, our students are doing very well by a wide variety of 
quantitative measures. Indicators of progress this past year include: 

Cohasset ranks #1 (MCAS) in grade 3, 
Math & Reading, - grade 6&8, 
Mathematics (Advanced Proficient) 
SAT (mean increases) over 1 year 
Verbal from 542 to 549 
Math from 551 to 562 
Writing from 544 to 560 

Increase participation in Advanced Placement testing 
From 20% participation (2006) to 34% 
(2007) with 86% scoring 3 or more. 

23 students earned the designation of AP scholar by the College Board. 
- District AYPELA 

From 93.4 (2006) to 94^ (2007) 

District AYP Math 

From 86.4 (2006) to 89^ (2007) 

85% of Osgood students achieved grade level benchmarks in the Reading Street Program 

We are very proud of all of our students and their outstanding academic accomplishments. We 
appreciate a hard working student body, supportive parents, a dedicated faculty and staff and a School 
Committee committed to maintaining high standards. Together we can: 

Challenge all students to Proficiency and Beyond 
Close Achievement Gaps Where They Exist and 
Function as a Professional Learning Community 

The school department is most appreciative of the continued fiscal support of the Cohasset 
community. The community support is needed more than ever if we are to reduce class size and remain 
current in the curriculum. A special note of thanks to the Cohasset Education Foundation, the Parent 
Student Organization and the various Booster clubs, who supported our budget in so many ways this 
past year. You provided the support and the resources that enabled us to meet or surpass the high 
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Our children are the future of our community. We hope to continue to partner with the 
Cohasset community to meet the educational needs of all of our children as together we accomplish our 
mission to "continue the commitment to excellence." 

Respectfully submitted 
Denise M.Walsh, Ed.D. 
Superintendent of Schools 

Individual building reports for 2007 will follow from the principal of Osgood, Deer Hill, and Cohasset 
Middle-High School. 



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Annual Town Report 

2007 
Joseph Osgood School 

The Joseph Osgood School is pleased to report that excellent progress was made in 2007 
towards achieving school, district, and state goals for school improvement. Our goal to improve 
communication was facilitated by increased use of the Connect-Ed notification system, which kept 
parents Informed about important announcements and a variety of school and community events. The 
faculty planned activities for students and parents to improve communication and transitions for new 
families entering the Osgood, and for those moving from one grade to the next. 

Our goal to promote high expectations for all was the focus of the Osgood Literacy Assessment 
Team, which assisted in the implementation of an assessment plan to monitor the progress of all 
students. Test data was used to plan curriculum, to differentiate instruction, and to provide support for 
individual students in need of intervention. Curriculum renewal initiatives included the adoption of the 
Scott Foresman science and social studies programs. These programs support the Reading Street literacy 
program with nonfiction selections that match curriculum topics and themes. The programs also include 
up-to-date instructional materials that provide students with hands-on learning experiences in these 
content areas. 

Progress towards school and district safety goals was met with the support of the Cohasset 
Police. The Department assisted in the successful planning and practice of a safety drill with staff and 
students. Installation of a building security system that allows the school to monitor visitors has also 
contributed greatly to a safe and secure learning environment at the Osgood. 

While our goal to meet present and future needs in the area of class size continues to be a 
challenge, kindergarten tuition has allowed us to maintain optimum class size at this level. A state 
funded Quality Full-Day Kindergarten Grant award allowed us to increase the number of instructional 
aides in kindergarten, further improving the adult to child ratio in the classrooms. In addition, we 
appreciate the support of the School Committee in considering School Council recommendations and 
parent survey data to reduce class size at other grade levels. Meeting present and future needs in the 
area of technology was also facilitated by our Kindergarten grant, which allowed us to purchase a 
Promethean Board, an interactive, electronic whiteboard that enhances student learning. Thanks to the 
generosity of the Cohasset Education Foundation, a new computer lab was purchased and installed in 
the Osgood School. Replacement of the computer lab will benefit all students and staff. The lab provides 
opportunities for students to build technology skills in the early years so that they will be proficient and 
productive with multiple technology tools in middle and high school. Additional grants from the 
Cohasset Education Foundation have provided the Osgood with Safari Montage, a high quality video on- 
demand library, and 8 LCD monitors that will allow access to new technology programs in the classroom. 

The Osgood School appreciates the support of the Parent School Organization (PSO), which 
involves parents in the day-to-day activities of students and staff. We continue to enjoy the enrichment 
programs that support our curriculum, grants for classroom instructional materials, the support of the 
Discovering Justice Program, Science and Math Night, May Arts Night, and multiple events that are 
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The Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) is an indicator of progress that 
schools have made towards the No Child Left Behind Law and student proficiency goals in reading and 
mathematics. Improvement in teaching and learning was evident this year in the Grade 3 reading and 
math scores of Cohasset students. The 2007 Cohasset Grade 3 MCAS scores were considerably higher 
than those of other South Shore benchmark communities. Cohasset third graders scored in first place in 
reading by comparison for the second consecutive year. Grade 3 scores in math were also the highest 
compared to surrounding South Shore towns. We believe that a number of K-2 initiatives were 
contributing factors to the success of our third graders. Contributing factors include the following: 
investment in resources and curriculum renewal, the adoption of a comprehensive reading program, 
services of a full-time reading specialist, inclusion and co-teaching practices, focused professional 
development for staff, the utilization of new assessment tools, and the use of data to improve 
instruction and student achievement. Additional initiatives that have been adopted will continue to 
move us forward: full-day kindergarten, our integrated preschool, reduced class size, the district 
assessment plan, updated technology, and a highly qualified staff. We are truly grateful for the support 
of the community at large in our efforts to improve teaching and learning. 



Respectfully submitted 
Janet Sheehan, Principal 
Joseph Osgood School 



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Annual Town Report 

2007 

Deer Hill School 



The Deer Hill School community continues to make great progress toward the goals outlined in 
Cohasset Public Schools 2004-2009 Strategic Plan, and in particular how the plan's objectives have been 
outlined in the Deer Hill School Improvement Plan. As of October 1, 2007, enrollment at Deer Hill 
School was 350 students, an increase of 11 students from the previous year. Class sizes ranged from 18 
to 23 students in sixteen grade level classrooms. Teaching and support staff remained consistent with 
the prior year, with two notable exceptions: the addition of Deer Hill's own full time Reading Specialist 
and a change in the principalship, as Mr. Keith Gauley left in June to assume a principalship elsewhere 
and Dr. Jennifer deChiara began in July. 

As always, the mission of the school is focused on student learning and "continuing the 
commitment to excellence". After extensive professional development in 2006 and 2007, teachers have 
incorporated the Reading and Writing Workshop model of English/Language Arts instruction with 
increasing confidence and effectiveness. The positive results are evidenced in the students' enthusiastic 
reactions to the wide variety of books, genres, and levels available in their classrooms and their 
increasing well-placed confidence in themselves as readers and writers. In the fall of 2007 we added the 
newly Revised Edition of Everyday Mathematics which shows great promise for helping our students 
improve in their math fluency and problem solving. Science and Social Studies continue to follow the 
Massachusetts State Frameworks, with the new Scott Foresman Science program in its second year of 
implementation. Specialist subject areas remain consistent with the previous year, as do most of the in- 
school offerings of the EMC3 program, [Enrichment, Motivation, and Challenge] for the 3 grade levels. 

We have enjoyed tremendous support from the Deer Hill School community and the Cohasset 
community at large. In the spring we received a form of powerful technology called a "Promethean 
Board," funded by a grant from the Cohasset Education Foundation. This board acts as a large, 
interactive computer screen and has been utilized extensively in our computer lab in very creative 
instructional ways. In May, we hosted the ever popular Arts Show entitled "Favorites," transforming the 
Deer Hill School into a beautiful art museum, made for and by children. In the fall, some of our families 
pitched in on "Make a Difference Day" to clear out the grounds and plant hundreds of daffodils along 
the front driveway! We honored our grandparents on Grandparents Day in October, and in November 
we celebrated the Deer Hill School's first Veteran's Day Ceremony. Deer Hill students and staff had the 
honor of hosting our community's veterans from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and 
the war in Iraq. Students sang and played patriotic songs to our guests and recited Veterans Day 
essays. Throughout the year we are always grateful to our Deer Hill PSO for their sponsorship of so 
many enrichment programs, fundraising, teacher grants, volunteer coordination, staff recognition, and 
for simply joining us as parents and guardians in this collaborative endeavor we call school! 

We continue to implement a comprehensive assessment system designed to best inform our 
teaching practices and program planning. Students are assessed using formal and informal measures 
regularly throughout the year in order to be current in our understanding of student learning needs. We 
also participate with districts across the state in the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System 
(MCAS). The spring 2007 MCAS program expanded to include Social Studies at the Fifth Grade level, 
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were once again above the state average in all three grade levels in all subject areas and the district 
once again made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) as defined by the Department of Education. In grade 
three, 2007 scores reported 81% in Above Proficient or Proficient in Reading and in Mathematics, 85% 
were either Above Proficient or Proficient. In grade four, 76% of students scored in the Advanced or 
Proficient category in English Language Arts (ELA) and 57% of the students scored in either Advanced or 
Proficient in Mathematics. In grade five, 83% of students scored in either the Advanced or Proficient 
category in ELA, 73% in Mathematics, and 74% in Science and Technology. These scores represent the 
steady progress Deer Hill students are making as they achieve the very rigorous learning standards of 
the Massachusetts State Curriculum Frameworks. 

As we look forward to 2008, we anticipate an expansion of the writing program adopted by the 
fourth grade based on the principles of the Six Traits of Writing, which shows great promise for 
improving our students' talents in writing for narrative and informative purposes. We will reap the 
benefits of the hard work of the Mathematics and Science Curriculum Renewal committees, as well as 
the ongoing consultation and professional development provided to all teaching and support staff. Our 
students and staff will continue to learn, work, and grow in an environment that exemplifies respect 
among its community members. Under the leadership of our Superintendent and School Committee, 
and with the strong support of our Curriculum and Instruction Director, Student Services Director, 
Business Manager, Facilities Director, and our parent and community groups, we will continue our 
commitment to excellence at the Deer Hill School. 

Respectfully submitted 

Dr. Jennifer deChiara, Principal 

Deer Hill School 



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Annual Town Report 

2007 

Cohasset Middle-High School 

The Cohasset Middle-High School community has experienced a number of accomplishments in 2007, 
including academic successes for our students, high levels of participation and achievement in co- 
curricular activities, as well as a staff focus on curriculum review and renewal, professional development 
to better meet the needs of all students, and data analysis for improved student achievement. 

Our students continue to distinguish themselves academically. Cohasset High School continues to 
exceed expectations for adequate yearly progress, as defined by the Massachusetts Department of 
Education and the federal No Child Left Behind legislation. Our SAT scores remain highly competitive 
when compared to surrounding communities, showing gains in overall scores from previous years. The 
school offers credit in nine different Advanced Placement electives with our total student enrollment up 
34% from the previous year of 145 to 194 students enrolled. Results on AP exams demonstrate the 
preparation and success of the 94 students who participated in 151 exams, on which 130 (approximately 
86%) were graded to be eligible for college credit. Kevin Barber qualified for the National AP Scholar 
Award by earning an average grade of 4 or higher on a 5 point scale on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 
4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. Twenty-two other students in the class qualified for AP 
Scholar recognition based on the highly competitive nationally recognized Advanced Placement test 
results. Ryan Ingram was awarded a National Merit Scholarship in recognition of her performance on 
PSAT and SAT. 

All 110 members of the Class of 2007 earned competency determinations according to Department of 
Education standards, and twenty-nine members of the class were recognized as John and Abigail Adams 
Scholarship Award recipients. Sixty-five students also earned Stanley Z. Koplik Certificates of Mastery by 
the Massachusetts Department of Education for scoring advanced on at least one of their grade 10 
MCAS tests and at least proficient in the other. Thirty graduates are members of the National Honor 
Society. Further, 90% of the graduating class enrolled in various public and private four-year colleges 
and another 7% plan to attend two-year college or preparatory school for a total of 97% of the Class of 
2007 continuing to further their education in some capacity. 

Our students distinguish themselves as they participate in a number of our extra-curricular and co- 
curricular activities as well, including athletics, band, chorus, drama, journalism, student council, and 
community service. Our programs continue to excel because of the commitment, dedication, and hard 
work of our students and staff. Some examples of this include the addition of artwork on the 
Massachusetts Department of Education Web-site by Laura Campedelli and Alida Tangherlini and 
prestigious Boston Globe Scholastic Art awards recognition for Amanda Thompson, John Rohrer, and 
Sam Burgoon. John Rohrer received a Silver Key for the second year in a row for one of his photographs. 
The 6th Annual Eat Your Art Exhibit was a giant success featuring edible art from grades K-12, and adults 
from the community. Both the Cohasset Middle School and High School participated in the 
Massachusetts Theater Guild's one act play competitions for middle and high schools throughout 
Massachusetts. The Middle School performed "The Ugly Duckling" a comedy by A. A. Milne. Acting 
awards for their performances were awarded to Trevor Schramm, Julia Canney and Emily Baumgarten. 
The high school's production of Jean Paul Sartre's "No Exit" was awarded two awards for excellence in 
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an original show, presented in June, which raised money for local charities. This enlisted the support of 
resource comnnunity people as well. 

Jonny Drybanski, Conor Michaud, Conor Ofsthun, Sam Burgoon, Sondra Hart, Oliver Brennan, Whit 
Durant, and Juliette Karp participated in the South Shore Scholarship Band Festival. Other Band 
students, Aisling Guinnee and Oliver Brennan were selected to compete in the SEMSBA festival, and 
Ryan Barrow represented Cohasset in the Sr. SEMSBA Festival Chorus. The Middle and High School 
bands and choruses performed at a Musical Carousel festival in the spring and received "excellent" and 
"superior" ratings from the judges. 

Athletically, Cohasset High School ice hockey, wrestling, and girl's basketball teams qualified for post 
season tournament play. The wrestling team won the MayShore league title and Nick Cambi won the 
school's 10th individual state championship. Cohasset High School hosted the MIAA Division III South 
Sectional Wrestling Tournament in which Nick Cambi and Ryan MacLellan captured individual sectional 
titles. The Cohasset-Scituate swim and dive team finished 2nd in the Patriot League. In the spring, 
Cohasset High School won its second consecutive Division 3 State Championship in boy's lacrosse by 
defeating Scituate. The team received numerous individual awards and two young men, Mike Bunstein 
and Mark Flibbotte, also earned Boston Globe All-Scholastic and High School Ail-American honors. The 
boy's lacrosse team also won the South Shore League title as did the girl's tennis team, which along with 
boy's tennis and softball teams, qualified for post season play. The softball team had its best postseason 
ever making it all the way to the Division 3 South Sectional Semi-Finals. Coach Sarah Meehan was 
honored as the Boston Globe Division II Girl's Tennis Coach of the year. Two of our spring athletes went 
on to earn Division 1 athletic scholarships (Jeff Brown, University of Denver for lacrosse and Christina 
Pinkus, Wagner University for softball). Class of 2006 graduate, Aidan Buick went on to play soccer at 
Boston College after attending a year of prep school. 

This past fall, Cohasset High School won 65% of its regular season contests. The boy's soccer, girl's 
soccer, field hockey and golf teams qualified for the state tournament. The girl's soccer team had its 
best postseason ever, as they finished as Division 3 South Sectional Finalists. Throughout the year a 
number of students earned league all-star recognition and others were recognized as Patriot Ledger All- 
Scholastic (4 this past fall alone) for their sport. The Athletic Program distinguished itself by finishing 5th 
in the Boston Globe All Scholastics Award for Division 4 with a 57% overall winning percentage in all of 
our varsity sports. 

The school bell rang for the last time for science teacher Joe Neundorf, who, after many years of 
distinguished service to the Cohasset community, chose to retire. We wish him well and appreciate his 
service. A number of staffing changes were made throughout the summer in preparation for the new 
school year. Beth McCoy accepted a position as an Assistant Principal in a larger urban setting. We will 
miss her. We welcomed in 2007, Kerri Sandler, Assistant Principal and 5 new teachers at the middle 
school as well as 4 new teachers at the high school who come to us with outstanding skills. These new 
staff members join a faculty that numbers 73 to serve the student population at the Middle-High School 
where there are currently 326 students in the Middle School and 365 at Cohasset High School. 

Staff members have taken on initiatives for school improvement such as curriculum review and renewal, 
differentiated instruction, bully prevention education, and student performance analysis. Dr. John 
Wands, joins Ms. Stephanie Wooley by volunteering to assist in the development of future MCAS English 
Language Arts and Mathematics tests by the Massachusetts Department of Education, while another 
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and AP English tests respectively. The school community has further benefited from additional financial 
support provided by the Parent School Organization and the Cohasset Education Foundation, v^/hose 
efforts have enabled the purchase and expansion of the middle school technology engineering lab and 
opportunities for distance learning through Virtual High School. These initiatives, coupled with the 
dedicated staff and motivated student body have combined to better prepare our students for the 
global economy they \n\\\ enter when they graduate from Cohasset High School. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Joel Antolini, Principal 
Cohasset Middle-High School 



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INDEX Page 

In Memoriam 4 

Elected Officials 5-6 

Town Officers Appointed by Selectmen 7 

Town Officers Appointed by Town Manager ' 7-9 

Boards, Commissions, Committees and Representatives 10-15 

Appointed by Selectmen 16 
Appointments by TROIKA 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT 

Registrars, Board of 17 

Selectmen, Board of 18-19 

Town Manager's Report 20 

Town Counsel 21-22 

Metropolitan Area Planning Council 23-27 

Town Clerk's Report 28 

Index, Annual Town Meeting 29 

Annual Town Meeting, March 31, 2007 30-73 

Annual Town Election, April 7, 2007 74-76 

Index, Special Town Meeting 77 

Special Town Meeting, November 13, 2007 78-99 

Vital Statistics 100 

Prospective Juror List 101 

FINANCIAL REPORTS 

Town Accountant 102-132 

Treasurer/Collector 133-135 

Assessors, Board of 137 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 

Health, Board of 138-139 

Plymouth County Mosquito 140-141 

Cohasset Elder Affairs 142-144 

Cohasset Housing Authority 145-146 



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LAND USE CONTROL 

Building Department 147 

Planning Board 148-150 

Norfolk County Registry of Deeds 151 

Conservation Commission 152 

Alternative Energy Committee 153-154 

Housing Partnership Committee 155 

PUBLIC SAFETY " 

Fire Department 156-157 

Police Department 158-159 

Emergency Preparedness Committee 160 

PUBLIC WORKS 

Public Works, Department of 161-162 

Water Commission 163-171 

Sewer Commission 172-173 

Stormwater Management Committee 174-176 

Harbor Health Committee 177-178 

GENERAL SERVICES 

Historical Commission 179-180 

Town History Committee 181 

Paul Pratt Memorial Library 182 

RECREATION 

Recreation Commission 183-185 

Youth Resources 186 

Government Island Advisory Committee 187 

EDUCATION 

South Shore Regional Vocational 188-189 

Superintendent of Schools 190-191 

Joseph Osgood School 192-193 

Deer Hill School 194-195 

Cohasset Middle-High School 196-198 

INDEX 199-200 



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